Phat is a 55-year-old woman who is a rice farmer along with her husband. Together they have one son. These days Phat cannot go to the rice field because her vision is too poor. Instead, she stays home and enjoys listening to the news and Khmer shows, and hearing the monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Phat developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her burning, photophobia, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Phat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for two hours with her husband seeking treatment. On June 16th, the doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, Phat will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Phat shares, “I hope my eye irritation can finally stop and I can see clearly so I can return to farming and getting around more easily on my own.”