Sokhorn is a 58-year-old woman living in Cambodia with her husband, three sons, one daughter, and eight grandchildren. She is a nun at the pagoda, and she “spends her time meditating, cleaning around the pagoda, and reading the Bible,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Sokhorn has cataracts in her left eye, which causes blurred vision, tearing and irritation. Sokhorn is fearful of the sunshine and says “It is hard to see everything clearly so I can not read or go walking anywhere very well.” CSC shares that Sokhorn traveled seven hours with her husband to reach their services.
For $225, Sokhorn’s cataract can be surgically corrected. Cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery and takes about one hour in total. Cataract surgery has high impact for improving visual acuity and improving quality of life.
“I hope my eye can see everything clearer,” Sokhorn says, “so I can help the monks cook food, and I can read letters more clearly.”