Samean is a 47-year-old rubber tree farmer from Cambodia. She has six children, two grandchildren, and enjoys watching Khmer dramas on television in her free time.
Three years ago, Samean developed a pterygium in her left eye, causing her irritation and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside.
When Samean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five and a half hours seeking treatment. Samean needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201 to cover medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days.
“I hope that surgery will relieve the symptoms in my eye so I can return to my work on the farm,” shared Samean.