Yeun is a 61-year-old rice farmer who is married and has one son, four daughters, and seven grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to go to the pagoda to listen to monks pray, visit her children and relatives in the countryside, and participate in ceremonies.
About eight months ago, Yeun developed a cataract in each eye, which has caused her to experience blurred vision, tearing, and an extreme sensitivity to light. It is difficult for her to see things clearly, recognize faces, work, and go anywhere by herself.
Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $398 to fund small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant for each of Yeun’s eyes. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 4 and, once completed, will hopefully restore Yeun’s vision to its former state and allow her to live more comfortably.