Mouykea is a 65-year-old Cambodian woman with one son and three grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio and join ceremonies at the pagoda.
Three years ago, Mouykea developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision and extreme sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly and going anywhere outside.
When Mouykea learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On December 22, doctors performed a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, Mouykea will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $292 procedure.
“I hope to be able to see more clearly,” says Mouykea, “so that I can go to the pagoda and other places easily without needing to disturb others to take care of me anymore.”