Yeab is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Her favorite pastime is visiting the pagoda to join ceremonies and listen to monks praying. About one year ago, Yeab began to experience blurred vision and tearing. This has affected her ability to work and participate in ceremonies.
After seeking assistance at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), Yeab was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes. Physicians have scheduled her for a small incision cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant procedure on February 21.
During surgery, physicians will remove Yeab’s natural lenses and replace them with clear, artificial ones to improve her vision. CSC is requesting $292 to fund the procedure.
Yeab eagerly awaits her surgery. She looks forward to returning to work and participating in the prayers and ceremonies at the pagoda.