Meet Yi, a 58-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, “Yi is married with a daughter and two grandchildren, and she spends her days doing housework and watching Thai dramas on TV.”
For a decade now, Yi has been living with cataracts in both of her eyes. This is a condition that can develop with age as the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, and as it worsens it can lead to blindness. CSC says that Yi’s cataracts, “Really blur her vision and she finds it hard to do any work at home, difficult to go outside alone, and she thinks she will soon go blind.”
Yi’s vision can be restored with cataract surgery. This procedure costs $225 and will remove the cloudy lenses in both of her eyes and replace them with a clear implant. CSC tells us that with this surgery, “Yi will have clear vision.”
CSC continues, “After surgery Yi mainly wants to be able to do things independently and be able to go outside without any problems.” Yi’s goal is attainable with this surgery – let’s make it happen!