“I hope I can see clearly again so I can take care of my grandchildren and visit the pagoda easily,” says Kry, a 66-year-old grandmother from Cambodia.
Kry developed a cataract in each eye two months ago, causing her blurred vision, tearing and sensitivity to light. “She can’t see clearly, do work well, or go outside alone,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Cataracts are a common cause of blindness in Cambodia and often go untreated. Kry traveled an hour with her daughter to reach CSC to receive care. She’s looking forward to being able to go to the local pagoda on her own and listen to the monks pray.
For just $150, Kry will receive a simple cataract surgery that will allow her regain her clear vision. Surgeons will remove the old, cloudy lenses in her eyes and replace them with new, clear implants.