Yim is a 55-year-old woman with three daughters and two sons. Yim is a vegetable farmer and in her free time she enjoys watching Khmer movies and the news on TV.
One year ago, Yim developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Yim learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there with her son seeking treatment. On January 8th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.
Yim said, “I want to have clear vision so I can return to my vegetable field, look after my grandchildren, and visit the pagoda by myself.”