Som Ban is a 64-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, three daughters, and eight grandchildren. Som Ban lives with her husband who is also a rice farmer. In her free time she likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Som Ban developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, burning, cloudy lens, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Som Ban learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six and a half hours with her daughter seeking treatment. On August 11th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery (SICS) and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Som Ban said, “I hope I can see everything clearly after my eye surgery so I can help take care of my grandchildren.”
Her daughter shared, “I hope my mom can see well after surgery and I won’t have to worry about her vision getting any worse.”