Sokhom is a 62-year-old rice farmer with two daughters, three sons, and 10 grandchildren. She lives with her husband, who is also a rice farmer. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and at ceremonies at the pagoda.
Four years ago, Sokhom developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Sokhom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 5th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting support to fund this $229 procedure.
Sokhom shares her plans post-recovery, “I hope after surgery my eye can see better easily so I can recognize things well, go outside, and plant some vegetables around my house.”