Oeu is a 65-year-old woman from Cambodia. She is married and has two sons, three daughters, and six grandchildren. She likes to read the Bible and do housework.
Oeu developed a cataract in each eye about one year ago, resulting in blurred vision, itchy eyes, cloudy lenses, and photophobia, or extreme sensitivity to light. As a result, it is difficult for her to see things clearly, recognize faces, do any type of work, or go anywhere on her own.
On January 23, at the Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, Oeu will undergo a phacoemulsification procedure, through which her cataracts will be broken up with ultrasound and removed. She will also have a new intraocular lens implanted in each eye. After this treatment, Oeu will be able to see clearly again.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $292 for Oeu’s treatment, which will pay for her surgery, medications, and four nights in the hospital.
Oeu says, “I hope to be able to see more clearly so that I can help my family do some work, like cook, clean, and take care of my grandchildren. I also want to read easily and go to the pagoda or anywhere else by myself.”