Mom is a 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She enjoys going to the pagoda, watching her grandchildren, and doing housework.
One year ago, Mom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, itchiness, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Mom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On February 27, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 my eye surgery is successful so I can see everything and recognize peoples’ faces. I also hope that I can continue my work at the rice field and go to the pagoda by myself.”