Hong is a 66-year-old grandmother living with her family in Cambodia. She is married with three sons, six daughters, and 13 grandchildren. She enjoys visiting the pagoda, listening to the monks pray, and participating in ceremonies in her free time.
Two years ago, Hong started having blurred vision, and became unable to work well or travel independently. She and her daughter visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). She was found with a cataract in each eye and was recommended surgical treatment.
Hong’s doctors told her she was in need of a phacoemulsification and an intraocular lens implant in each eye, which will replace her internal lenses and restore her vision to full clarity. In total, the procedure, supplies, drugs, and three days of inpatient care will cost $225. Hong’s family needs financial assistance to complete payment.
Hong will have her vision cleared after full recovery from her surgery and will be able to work independently. “I hope I will see everything clearly,” she adds, “and will be able to look after my grandchildren.” Her daughter is looking forward to the relief that will come after her mother is independent again.