Hun is an 80-year-old mother and grandmother living in Cambodia. She and her husband have one son, one daughter, and five grandchildren. According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), Hun enjoys visiting the pagoda to meditate and listen to the monks pray.
Three years ago, Hun developed a cataract in each eye. A cataract is the clouding of the eye lens, making it difficult or impossible to see.
CSC explains, “The cataracts cause her to be partially blind and afraid of the sunshine.” Approximately 19,000 of the 28,000 Cambodians who become blind annually lose sight because of cataracts alone.
With $225, Hun will receive a small incision cataract surgery. Both of Hun’s old eye lenses will be removed and replaced with artificial implants.
After this operation, Hun will be able to see clearly once again.
“I want to see everything clearly again so I can walk anywhere by myself, see the faces of everyone clearly, and help my family take care of the grandchildren at home,” Hun adds.