Meet Yoeun, a 67-year-old woman from Cambodia. Yoeun is married with one son, one daughter, and four grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray and visiting the pagoda.
One year ago, Yoeun developed mature cataracts in each eye. A cataract occurs when a thin, cloudy layer forms over the eye’s lens. This causes her blurred vision, discharge, tearing, and fear of bright lights. It is hard for her to see clearly, do work, or go anywhere outside.
After learning about Children’s Surgical Centre, Watsi’s medical partner, Yoeun and her grandson travelled three hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Yoeun’s sight.
With $225, Yoeun will undergo cataract surgery, during which her old lenses will be removed and replaced with sheer artificial implants, allowing her to see again immediately after her operation.