Yoeun is a 72-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six siblings, and likes to go to the pagoda in her free time.
One year ago, Yoeun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yoeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 16, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that I am able to see clearly again so I can attend ceremonies at the pagoda, and also cook and help with the housework.”