Neary is a 72-year-old wife and mother from Cambodia. She has fours sons, two daughters, and nine grandchildren. Neary lives with her youngest son who is a rice farmer. She shared that she enjoys listening to music on the radio.
Ten years ago, Neary developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Neary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours with her son seeking treatment. On September 9th, doctors will perform small incision cataract surgery (SICS) 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 $229 procedure.
Neary said, “I hope after surgery I can see everything and recognize faces clearer than now. I want to be able to do any work and go travel and get around on my own.”
Her son added, “I hope my mother’s surgery is successful so her vision can improve and she can be happy.”