Sotom is a 71-year-old woman. She has seven sons, two daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio and visit the pagoda.
One year ago, Sotom developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, eye discharge, and cloudy lenses. It is difficult for her to see things clearly, recognize faces, and go anywhere on her own.
Sotom knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), because her neighbor had surgery there before. She traveled for three hours with her daughter to reach CSC for treatment. After a small-incision cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant in each eye, Sotom will be able to see clearly again. Sotom will undergo treatment on February 2, and CSC is requesting $292 to fund this surgery.
Sotom says, “I hope my eyes can see more clearly than now, so that I can recognize faces and easily eat, go to the bathroom and go to the pagoda or anywhere else without needing another person to help me.”