Yem is an 83-year-old woman who is married with two sons, two daughters, and twenty grandchildren. She is a nun at the local village’s pagoda. She enjoys reading books and cleaning around the pagoda during her free time.
Four years ago, Yem developed a cataract in each eye. Because of her condition, she has blurred vision, tearing, and photophobia. She can’t see clearly or go outside on her own. She traveled one hour with her grandchild to reach a Watsi medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center, for treatment.
$292 will cover surgical costs to remove Yem’s cloudy natural lens and to insert an artificial lens for each eye. After a small incision cataract surgery and intraocular implant in each eye, Yem will be able to see clearly again.