Nary is a fisher from Cambodia. She has one daughter, two sons, and three grandkids. She likes to watch Thai dramas in her free time.
Ten years ago, Nary developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her tearing, irritation, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Nary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven hours seeking treatment. Nary 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. The procedure is scheduled for August 13.
Her husband says, “I worry about my wife’s vision and I hope she can see better after the operation.”