Khem is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren. She likes to listen to the news on the radio.
A year ago, Khem developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, photophobia, and pain. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Khem learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 1, doctors will perform an extra-capsular cataract extraction and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I want to continue my work as a farmer and be able to lead an independent life.”