Uk is a grandmother from Cambodia. She is a corn and chili farmer. She has one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Uk developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, clouded lenses, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Uk learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On April 3, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery 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 hope my vision improves so that I can recognize my family member’s faces again.”