“I’m embarrassed about the way my eye looks,” shares Heab from Cambodia. A 42-year-old farmer and mother of three, Heab has poor vision because of a pterygium in her left eye.
A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that starts in the conjunctiva of the eye. In Heab’s case, this growth has resulted in redness, burning and itching in her eye.
“[The pterygium] makes it hard for Heab to work as a farmer, planting crops to support her family,” our medical partners at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) report. After meeting with Heab, the staff at CSC would like to provide comprehensive surgical treatment for the pterygium, along with follow-up care and medication to reduce the pain in Heab’s eye. The procedure will also improve her eyesight.
For $150, we can help Heab return to work with clear vision and freedom from pain. Let’s help Heab support her children and see them grow into young adults!