Eang is a 73-year-old vegetable seller from Cambodia. She has one daughter and two grandchildren. Her husband has unfortunately passed away, so Eang lives with her daughter, who is a hairdresser. When not working in her vegetable garden, she enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio.
Three years ago, Eang developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her to experience blurry vision and eye floaters. Her symptoms make it difficult to take care of her house. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Eang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 5th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help funding this $253 procedure.
Eang says, “I hope after surgery I will see better so I can return to selling vegetables without so much difficulty.”