Chanthou is a 51-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has lived with her adopted sister since she was 10 years old. Her sister is a cleaner at a restaurant, and Chanthou helps her sister with housework. She also enjoys watching Khmer movies on TV.
Five years ago, Chanthou developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chanthou learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled with her sister seeking treatment. On May 20th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Chanthou’s sister shared, “I hope after surgery she can see well so she can take care of herself and go places outside easily.”