Yin underwent a sight-restoring eye surgery.
Before her surgery, Yin could perceive light with her right eye, but could not see anything. Since her surgery, Yin’s right eye is significantly improved and she can see very clearly with her right eye now. Yin’s family does not let her to work on any household chores for now as they want her to rest for three months. She said that she can start to do cleaning, cooking, or washing her own clothes and hopes to be able to do this soon. In the future, she’s excited to return to making Mohinga, a Burmese noodle, at home and sell it to generate some income and buy vegetables for her family.
Yin said, “When the doctor came and removed the eye shield for the first time to check my eye, I was so excited to see again. I was worried that I would be in pain during the surgery and also doubted that would I be able to see again after the surgery. Now, my worry is gone and all I have is happiness. My husband and my children are also happy to see I can see again.”
Yin added, “thank you very much to donors for helping me and may you all be healthy. If you did not help, I would not be able to see again because I could not afford for my surgery. Now, I can see again, and I can do the work that I want to do and I can also look after my grandchildren.”
Before her surgery, Yin could perceive light with her right eye, but could not see anything. Since her surgery, Yin’s right eye is significa...
Yin is a 62-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law, and granddaughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. She is a homemaker, and she loves cooking and cleaning around her house. In her free time, Yin loves to play with her granddaughter. Her husband is retried, and her son in-law is unemployed. Yin’s family receives 800 baht (approx. 27 USD) on a cash card every month to purchase rations. This income is just enough for their daily needs, but they cannot afford to pay other costs like healthcare.
Currently, Yin has limited vision and can only make out if it is dark or light outside with her right eye. The vision in Yin’s left eye is starting to blur, and she cannot see far with her left eye. She is worried that she will lose vision in both of her eyes.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Yin. On June 8th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Yin’s natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure.
Yin shared, “Before my vision started to blur, I used to make and sell mohinga [a type of Burmese noodles]. With the money that I earned from selling mohinga, I was able to buy vegetables for my family. However, when the vision in my right eye vision became blurred, I could no longer make mohinga anymore. I hope that my vision will be restored after I complete my treatment.”
Yin is a 62-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law, and granddaughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. S...