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Ly from Cambodia raised $225 to treat hypermature cataracts.

Ly
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
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Fully funded
Ly's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2015.

Photo of Ly post-operation

September 9, 2015

Ly received surgery to remove hypermature cataracts.

Doctors successfully replaced the damaged lenses of both of Ly’s eyes with artificial, clear implants. Ly now has clear vision and “has regained some of her independence,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

“Ly is very happy that she can see more than she could before, and now it will be much easier for her to help her family do things like clean and cook,” CSC adds. “Ly also looks forward to going to the pagoda and other places by herself.”

Doctors successfully replaced the damaged lenses of both of Ly's eyes with artificial, clear implants. Ly now has clear vision and "has rega...

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August 3, 2015

“Ly is married with seven children and ten grandchildren. She spends her days cooking food for the monks and cleaning up around her local pagoda,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

Ly is an 82-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has hypermature cataracts in both eyes. Cataracts are a clouding of the internal lens in the eye. They are common among the elderly and can cause functional blindness if left untreated. CSC tells us, “Ly can’t see anything out of her left eye. If she has to go outside she has to bother someone in her family to hold her hand.”

$225 will fund the cataract surgery Ly needs to correct her vision. The procedure involves removing the affected lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens.

CSC reports, “Ly will be able to see clearly from her left eye and can return to have surgery on the right eye in one to two weeks.”

CSC says, “Ly is looking forward to going back to the pagoda, taking care of her grandchildren and getting some of her independence back.”

“Ly is married with seven children and ten grandchildren. She spends her days cooking food for the monks and cleaning up around her local pa...

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Ly's Timeline

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ly was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 03, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ly received treatment.

  • August 16, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ly's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 09, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ly. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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