Phin underwent sight-restoring surgery.
Phin and her family traveled many hours to reach CSC hospital for her diagnosis and treatment. She had successful surgery to repair her eye and was able to return home after post-operative care in the hospital. She will rest her eye at home, keep it covered, and apply antibiotic eye drops to decrease the risk of infection. It may take several weeks before her vision is completely improved, but Phin is hopeful her eyesight will be better and she can go outside again to help her husband with the rice crop. This will help her be more independent so she can help her husband and support her children and grandchildren.
Phin said: “I am so lucky I could have my eye fixed so I can see normally again. It is hard to be a farmer and not see well. Thank you to everyone who paid for my surgery; I am very grateful that I can work to feed my family so they can have a good life.”
Phin and her family traveled many hours to reach CSC hospital for her diagnosis and treatment. She had successful surgery to repair her eye ...
Phin is a 53-year-old woman. She and her husband work as rice farmers, and they have one daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. In her free time, Phin likes to visit her relatives in the village and listen to music on the radio.
Three years ago, Phin developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her burning, tearing, and poor vision. As a result, Phin has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going outside.
When Phin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled across the country for eight and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 2nd, Phin will undergo a procedure to heal her condition and prevent a recurrence. CSC is requesting $225 to fund her surgery, which includes medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
Phin shared, “After surgery, I hope my eyes stop burning and I feel comfortable. I want to return to the rice field to help my husband.”
Phin is a 53-year-old woman. She and her husband work as rice farmers, and they have one daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. In h...