Heang, a 57-year-old woman from Cambodia, is married with two sons, three daughters, and one grandchild. She spends her time doing housework and visiting the pagoda to hear the monks pray.
“Heang developed a cataract in each eye one year ago,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “This causes her blurred vision, tearing, irritation, cloudy lenses, and she is afraid of sunshine.”
Though minimally invasive, cataract surgery has a high impact on a patient’s quality of life. $225 will fund an hour-long surgery in which CSC doctors will remove the cloudy lenses from Heang’s eyes and replace them with synthetic clear ones. Within the day, Heang will be able to see clearly again.
“I hope I will be able to see more clearly,” says Heang. “I will be able to do work and go outside and move around by myself.”