Vong is a 12-month-old only girl who lives in Cambodia with her parents. “She enjoys watching cartoon songs on a mobile phone,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Vong’s parents brought her to CSC to address her esotropia, a condition that causes both of her eyes to turn inward. If untreated, Vong will have difficulty fixating her vision on a single point, and she risks feeling uncomfortable around other people. Her mother says, “I worry that her eyes will become lazy and she won’t feel good about it as she gets older.”
For $290, Vong will receive correction surgery to align her eyes with one another. During the procedure, doctors will straighten or tighten the eye muscles to achieve this alignment.
“I hope after surgery my daughter’s eyes are straight,” says Vong’s mother. “I want her to feel confident.”