Reth is a 61-year-old retired rice farmer with three sons, three daughters, and 10 grandchildren. All of her children are also farmers, which is the most common livelihood in their community.
A year ago, Reth developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her partial blindness. Because of her impaired vision, Reth is reluctant to go out on her own.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is helping Reth to access the care that she needs. On June 8th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery on Reth, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After she has recovered, Reth should once again be able to see clearly, and to feel confident again to move around by herself. Children’s Surgical Centre is seeking $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Reth says: “I hope my eye can see clearly again so I can recognize things well and take better care of myself.”
Reth is a 61-year-old retired rice farmer with three sons, three daughters, and 10 grandchildren. All of her children are also farmers, whi...
Reth underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
On the advice of a relative, Reth traveled with her family to seek help for her blurry vision. The following day after her cataract surgery, she was amazed at how well she could see colors and faces. She rested at home for a few days following doctors advice. Reth’s life will be vastly improved as she will be able to help around the house and support her family by cooking and caring for the grandchildren. She looks forward to being more independent and visiting the local pagoda by herself.
Reth’s daughter said: “we are grateful my mother’s eyesight is better. She can visit places by herself, do more around the house and help with her grandchildren. It makes her happy to keep herself busy. Thank you!”
On the advice of a relative, Reth traveled with her family to seek help for her blurry vision. The following day after her cataract surgery,...