Tho is a 58-year-old cashew nut farmer from Cambodia. She has three children, six grandchildren, and enjoys watching Khmer films and listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time.
Five years ago, Tho developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, irritation, tearing, itchiness, a cloudy lens, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Tho learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On August 1, doctors will perform a small incision 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 $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that my surgery goes well so I will be able to recognize everyone’s face more clearly and can easily return to my work and go wherever I want to on my own.”