Bean is a 50-year-old rice farmer. She is married with two sons and one daughter and lives with her family in Cambodia. Bean enjoys listening to social news on the radio and working around her home.
10 years ago, Bean developed a pterygium in each eye. A pterygium is a cyst that starts on the clear tissue of the eye and can spread to the cornea. This caused her blurred vision, burning, tearing, irritation, and she is afraid of the bright sunshine. She can’t do work well or get around easily on her own.
After traveling for four hours with her daughter, Bean was able to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for medical help. Doctors from CSC will perform a pterygium excision surgery, which costs $150. Bean’s burning and irritation will be relieved and the cysts will be removed from each eye.
“I hope I can continue my work on the farm with a comfortable feeling,” shares Bean.