Mao is a 51-year-old palm sugar seller from Cambodia. He has four children, three grandchildren, and enjoys watching Khmer dramas on television in his spare time.
Ten years ago, Mao developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her irritation, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Mao learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. Mao needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
Mao shared, “I hope that I can continue my work selling palm sugar at the market, and be able to go anywhere I want to on my own again.”