Souy is a 76-year-old loving grandmother. She has one daughter and eight grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away 10 years ago from tuberculosis. Nowadays, Souy lives with her daughter who sells fish in the local market. She enjoys spending time with her family and visiting her local pagoda.
One year ago, Souy developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her cloudy vision and sensitivity to light. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, thus she is unable to travel on her own.
When Souy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On February 13th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Souy needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She said, “After surgery I hope I can see better and recognize people more easily.”
Souy is a 76-year-old loving grandmother. She has one daughter and eight grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away 10 years ago from tub...
Souy underwent her cataract surgery and is healing well.
Souy resigned herself to having limited vision for the remainder of her life until she listened to a relative in her commune who had similar surgery. She and her daughter traveled to our medical partner CSC, where she had successful surgery to remove her cataract. She was able to return home the following day and rested at home for several more days. Doctors gave her medicated eye drops to use eight times a day to decrease any risk of infection. Souy’s life will improve because she can do the things she loves again: cook, visit the local pagoda, and play with her grandchildren.
Her daughter shared, “We are relieved my mother can see well after her operation. She can take care of herself, walk to the pagoda and other places, and I don’t worry she will fall. Thank you so much for the care at CSC.”
Souy resigned herself to having limited vision for the remainder of her life until she listened to a relative in her commune who had similar...