May 20, 2022
Phat underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Phat had felt increasingly dependent on others due to her poor vision and was hoping for a remedy that would enable her to get back to doing more of what she needs to do each day. Our medical partner shared that Phat had a successful cataract removal and was able to return home to her community the following day. She hopes to be more productive after her eye has healed completely, and looks forward to working alongside her husband on the rice farm. This will help to support her family so that her grandchildren can attend school and have money for food.
Phat said: “I am relieved I will see well again. I want to be able to walk to the pagoda by myself without being afraid I will fall. Thank you to the staff who fixed my eye and the people who paid for my surgery. My family won’t have to take care of me, and I can contribute to our family and community.”
Phat had felt increasingly dependent on others due to her poor vision and was hoping for a remedy that would enable her to get back to doing...
February 14, 2022
Phat is a 58-year-old farmer who works in the rice fields. She is married and has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Phat lives with her husband, and likes to go to the pagoda.
Three years ago, Phat developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. As a result, Phat has difficulty seeing things clearly and is worried about falling when walking alone.
When Phat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 14th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in Phat’s left eye. CSC is helping Phat raise $229 to fund this surgery so that she can see clearly.
Phat shared, “I hope after surgery I can easily travel outside again and do my work well.”
Phat is a 58-year-old farmer who works in the rice fields. She is married and has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Phat liv...