Vorn is a 73-year-old grandmother and widow, whose husband passed away 15 years ago. She has one son, two daughters, and eleven grandchildren, and lives in Kompong Chhnang province. Currently, she lives with her youngest daughter who is a construction worker. At home, she likes to join ceremonies at her local pagoda and take care of her grandchildren.
Five years ago, Vorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and light sensitivity. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Vorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and half hours seeking treatment. On January 4th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant a new lens in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Vorn shared: “I hope my vision improves so I can do housework, and get around easily by myself. I want to walk to the pagoda by myself.”
Vorn is a 73-year-old grandmother and widow, whose husband passed away 15 years ago. She has one son, two daughters, and eleven grandchildre...
Vorn underwent cataract surgery so that she can see well again.
Over the last five years, Vorn’s vision has slowly deteriorated. She could no longer go outside without assistance, help her daughter, or care for her home. However, after successful cataract surgery, Vorn is happy to report that her eyesight has improved! Following the procedure, she rested for several days at the hospital before returning home with eye drops to continue her healing. Vorn looks forward to her renewed independence and the ability to help her family and visit with her children and neighbors easily again.
Vorn’s daughter said: “I feel happy to see my mother’s vision improved so that she can take care of herself and go to ceremonies at the pagoda or far away places by herself. Thank you to the people who paid for her surgery to make her life better.”
Over the last five years, Vorn's vision has slowly deteriorated. She could no longer go outside without assistance, help her daughter, or ca...