Meath is a 40-year-old winter melon farmer from Cambodia. She has three children, and enjoys watching both Thai and Khmer television dramas in her free time.
One year ago, Meath developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, irritation, itchiness, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Meath learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On May 6, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to see clearly and continue growing rice and winter melon on my farm.”