Vanny is a 59-year-old farmer who sells her vegetables outside of her home. She has four siblings, and in her free time she enjoys watching Khmer dramas on TV and listening to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Vanny developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly and being as independent as she needs to be.
When Vanny learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there with her neighbor seeking treatment. On January 4th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Vanny shared with us, “I hope I can see better after surgery so I can recognize everyone and do my housework well. When I go home I want to plant rice and more vegetables around my house.”