Pak is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter, and three grandchildren. Her husband passed away several years ago, so she has taken over his duties in farming too. In her free time, she likes visit monks at the pagoda and listen to news on the radio.
Five years ago, Pak 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 Pak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 7th, doctors will perform a small incision 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.
Pak said, “My daughter has been very worried about me and has to take over my work when I cannot do it. I want to see clearly, so I can work again and she will not worry about me.”