“I hope my eye can see clearly, so that I can go anywhere outside with good feelings,” Samon says about her hopes for after treatment.
Several months ago, 55-year-old Samon’s vision began to cloud due to the pterygium growing on her eye. Now, she has a hard time seeing which has made it difficult for her to go about her normal tasks.
Samon visited Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment in her native Cambodia. Not only is her vision impaired, they add that the pterygium “causes her tearing, redness, itchiness, and irritation. It is hard for her to see clearly or go anywhere outside because she is afraid of the bright sunshine.” This means she has difficulty caring for her six children and 11 grandchildren, and doing one of her favorite hobbies, “watching comedy programs on TV.”
For $150, Samon will have the pterygium surgically removed from her eye. This operation will restore her vision and prevent any further discomfort from light sensitivity and itching.
Samon’s sister says, “I hope my sister can see everything normally again so I don’t worry about her eye problem anymore.”