Sreyfash is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son, three daughters, and ten grandchildren. She likes to spend time with her family.
A year ago, Sreyfash developed a pterygium in both eyes, causing her blurred vision, photophobia, and itching. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Sreyfash learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours seeking treatment. Sreyfash needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for December 3.
She says, “I look forward to reading and spending time with my grandchildren.”