Veth successfully received vision-restoring cataract surgery.
Veth’s eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection. Veth went home after the first surgery and has yet to return to have the same operation completed in the other eye. Because returning to the clinic requires taking a day off from work and usually a family escort, she may have had trouble finding a day to come back. Also, because she left with clear vision in one eye, her problems with blurred vision are less of a burden making the second surgery a less immediate priority than the first. The second surgery will be free whenever Veth returns.
After surgery, Veth shares, “I feel very happy that I can see clearly so that I can continue my work again and find money to support my family. I can also go to the pagoda by myself.”
Veth's eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given e...
Veth is a 56-year-old cement worker from Cambodia. She is married with four sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda and listen to monks pray on the radio.
About four months ago, Veth developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, pain, and tearing. Veth’s cataracts have made it difficult for her to do her work and support her family.
After learning about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from a neighbor in her village, Veth traveled for four hours with her son to reach CSC for treatment.
On October 24, 2016, doctors performed a surgery and lens implant in each eye. Now, Veth should be able to see clearly and return to work.
Veth is looking forward to supporting her family and walking around outside on her own.
Veth says, “I hope that I can see everything more clearly.”
Veth’s son adds, “I hope that my mother can see clearly so that I don’t have to worry about her vision loss anymore.”
Veth is a 56-year-old cement worker from Cambodia. She is married with four sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren. She likes to go to th...