Ren is a 77-year-old grandmother from Cambodia. She is married with one son and four grandchildren. She enjoys watching comedy TV shows and partaking in ceremonies at the local pagoda.
Ren developed a pterygium in each eye about 10 years ago. A pterygium is a condition in which excess tissue growth covers the surface of the eye. This causes blurred vision, irritation, and tearing. It is difficult for Ren to see things clearly and go places on her own.
Ren traveled one hour with a family member to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. The eye surgeons at CSC plan to remove the pterygium on July 17. CSC is requesting $201 to help fund the surgery. After the procedure, Ren will be able to see clearly again.