Koem Seng is a 62-year-old mother of seven from Cambodia. She has eleven grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the radio, watching Khmer movies on television, and visiting the local pagoda.
Six months ago, Koem Seng developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing, blurry vision, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Koem Seng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On September 10, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
“I hope my operation goes well so I will be able to see clearly and can help take care of my grandchildren and plant vegetables around the house.”