“Nob is a 65-year-old woman married with two sons, three daughters, and 16 grandchildren,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “She enjoys reading the Qur’an and doing house work.”
Ten years ago, Nob developed a pterygium, or non-cancerous growth in each eye. These growths are often caused by exposure to sunlight and are more common in tropical areas. Nob’s pterygiums cause her blurred vision, itchiness, irritation, tearing, and make her unhappy about her appearance.
Nob traveled four hours with her daughter to reach CSC for treatment. There, doctors will performs a simple surgery for $148 to remove the growths from her conjunctiva and graft new tissue over her cornea to prevent recurrance.
“After a pterygium excision surgery in each eye Nob will be able to see clearly again and her pain and irritation will stop,” CSC explains.