Hon is a 63-year-old cashew nut farmer from Cambodia. She has one son and two grandchildren, and enjoys Khmer movies on television in her spare time.
Five years ago, Hon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, burning, itchiness, irritation, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Hon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On August 1, doctors will perform a 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 $211 procedure.
She says, “I hope that my eye surgery is successful so I can see everything clearly and so I can continue my work in the farm field as well as take care of the house work and my grandchildren. I also hope that I will be able to go anywhere outside by myself more easily than before.”