Hom is a 61-year-old rice and crop farmer who lives in Cambodia with her family. She had her husband have one son, three daughters, and six grandchildren. Hom enjoys watching Khmer and Thai dramas on TV and talking with her neighbors.
Seven months ago, Hom started having blurred vision, and became unable to do her work or travel alone safely. She and her husband traveled for five hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). She was found with a cataract in each eye, and was recommended surgical treatment.
Hom’s doctors told her she was in need of a phacoemulsification and an intraocular lens implant in each eye, which will replace her internal lenses and restore her vision to full clarity. In total, the procedure, supplies, drugs, and three days of inpatient care will cost $292. Hom’s family needs financial assistance to complete payment.
After the surgery, Hom will be able to see clearly again.
Hom is a 61-year-old rice and crop farmer who lives in Cambodia with her family. She had her husband have one son, three daughters, and six ...
Hom successfully received surgery to restore her vision.
Hom eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection. Hom went home after the first surgery and has yet to return to have the same operation completed in the other eye. Because returning to the clinic requires taking a day off from work and usually a family escort, she may have had trouble finding a day to come back. Also, because she left with clear vision in one eye, her problems with blurred vision are less of a burden making the second surgery a less immediate priority than the first. The second surgery will be free whenever Hom returns.
“I feel very happy that I can see everything clearly again,” she says, “I can work in the fields easily and go anywhere on my own.”
Hom eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye ...