Lan is married with four sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. She enjoys visiting the pagoda to listen the monks pray.
Lan developed a cataract in each eye one year ago. This causes her blurred vision, pain, and she can’t get around easily on her own.
The condition commonly affects the elderly population due to age-related changes in the eyes. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, resulting in functional blindness.
Lan traveled three hours with her daughter to reach Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment. After a small incision cataract surgery (SICS) and intraocular lens (IOL) implant in each eye, Lan will be able to see clearly again.
“I hope I can look after my grandchildren and can go anywhere more easily than now,” Lan shares with us.