Vanny successfully received vision-restoring cataract surgery.
Vanny eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and fight infection. Vanny went home after the first surgery and has yet to return to have the same operation completed in the other eye. Because returning to the clinic requires taking a day off from work and usually a family escort, she may have had trouble finding a day to come back. Also, because she left with clear vision in one eye, her problems with blurred vision are less of a burden making the second surgery a less immediate priority than the first. The second surgery will be free whenever Vanny returns.
“I feel very happy that I can see clearly again,” says Vanny. “I can do any work at home and go to the pagoda or anywhere else outside.”
Vanny eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given ey...
Meet Vanny, a 65-year-old woman from Cambodia. “Vanny is married without children. She enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to monks pray,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
Two years ago, Vanny developed mature cataracts in each eye. A cataract occurs when a thin, cloudy layer forms over the eye’s lens. “This causes her blurred vision, discharge, tearing, and fear of bright lights. It is hard for her to see clearly, do work, or go anywhere outside,” CSC explains.
“I hope my eyes can see everything clearly again,” shares Vanny, “Then, I can work at home and go anywhere outside.”
After learning about CSC, Vanny and her husband travelled three hours to visit their clinic. They learned that a simple surgical procedure may restore Vanny’s sight.
With $292, Vanny will undergo cataract surgery, during which her old lenses will be removed and replaced with sheer artificial implants, allowing her to see again immediately after her operation.
Meet Vanny, a 65-year-old woman from Cambodia. “Vanny is married without children. She enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to monks pra...