Boran is a grandmother from Phnom Penh. She has two sons and three grandchildren. She lives with her oldest sister, and they have recently retired from selling food in the local market. Boran enjoys cooking and visiting her local pagoda.
About one year ago, Boran developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, thus she is unable to travel on her own.
When Boran learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On February 13th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and implant a new lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She said, “I hope after surgery I can see well again and go places on my own.”
Boran is a grandmother from Phnom Penh. She has two sons and three grandchildren. She lives with her oldest sister, and they have recently r...
Boran underwent cataract surgery so that she can see well again.
It was difficult for Boran to spend her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not do what she normally liked to do. After her eye surgery, she rested for a few days and applied eye drops eight times daily to aid in healing. Her vision has already improved, and she is able to recognize the faces of her family and venture outside in the sun. Her life will improve because she will be able to do the things she enjoys again, like walking her grandchildren to school and cooking for the family.
Boran said: “The staff was friendly and caring. The doctor explained my eye disease and recommended cataract surgery. After my surgery, they gave me eye drops for home and all were free of charge. This is good!”
It was difficult for Boran to spend her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not do what she norm...