Tren is a 78-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia, with two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren. She shared with us that in her spare time, she most enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Ten years ago, Tren developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, itching, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Tren learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours by taxi with her daughter seeking treatment. On September 23rd, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery 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.
Tren said, “I hope after surgery I can recognize everyone’s faces well and can get around easily without help from others.”