Sophal is a 55-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son, two grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Three months ago, Sophal developed a cataract in each eye, causing her irritation, pain, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On May 6, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract 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 my surgery is successful so I am able to attend the ceremonies at the pagoda, and be able to recognize my relatives’ faces.”