Thav is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren who live with her and work on the farm. Her husband recently became a monk. In her free time she likes to visit him and the other monks at the pagoda, bringing food and drinks.
Six years ago, Thav developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and irritation. These symptoms have recently worsened. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Thav learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours by taxi seeking treatment. On August 3rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Thav shared, “I want to be able to take care of myself and go where I want to go. I hope this surgery helps me to see where I am going and what I am doing.”