Ret is a 55-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons and two grandchildren. Her husband is also a farmer, and their youngest son lives with them. Ret enjoys cooking for her family and watching Khmer drama in her free time.
Five years ago, Ret developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. Her symptoms have worsened in the last year.. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Ret learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours by taxi seeking treatment. On August 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Ret shared, “I hope after surgery I can see my family easily and help them with housework. I also want to farm again and travel by myself.”