Meet Soeun, a 75-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, “Soeun is married with two sons, five daughters, and 20 grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks praying.”
CSC continues, “Soeun developed a cataract in each eye five months ago, and since then she has been partially blind.” A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes clouded with age, causing loss of vision and may also lead to blindness.
As a result of her cataract, CSC shares “Soeun feels so bored because it is hard for her to do any work, or to walk and go anywhere outside by herself.”
For $225 Soeun will receive a surgery where the clouded lens of her eye will be removed and replaced with a clear lens implant. CSC says this treatment will enable “Soeun to see clearly again and regain her independence.”
After surgery, CSC says “Soeun hopes to see everything more clearly and be able to do any work by herself. She hopes after treatment it will also make it easy for her to go to the pagoda and join in any ceremony.”