Chhorn is a 56-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Chhorn is married with two sons and three grandchildren. Her husband is also a rice farmer. In her free time she enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Chhorn developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her irritation, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Chhorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours with her son seeking treatment. On September 10th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Chhorn said, “I hope after surgery my eye can have improved vision so I can help my family work on the farm, do housework, and take care of my grandchildren. I want to be able to go outside on my own easily.”