Nhoeu is a 72-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six grandchildren and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her spare time.
Two years ago, Nhoeu developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Nhoeu learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 7, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope that when my surgery is complete, I will be able to see my family members clearly, and I will be able to go outside the house independently.”