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.