Seom is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters, four sons, and eight grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio and watch Indian TV series.
One year ago, Seom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her partial blindness, irritation, pain, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Seom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours ago seeking treatment. On April 25, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
She says, “I hope my eye surgery is successful so I can continue my work at the farm and support my family. I hope to be able to go outside by myself and lead an independent life.”