Sophy is a 66-year-old corn farmer from Cambodia. She has three children and enjoys listening to the radio and visiting the pagoda in her free time.
Five months ago, Sophy developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sophy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for thee hours seeking treatment. On August 12, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that I will be able to see again so I can return to planting corn and rice at the field.”