“Yen developed a cataract in each eye a year ago. This causes her blurred vision and tearing. She can’t see anything clearly, do work well, or go outside on her own,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).
A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Over time this can result in a degradation or total loss of vision.
Yen is a 84-year-old woman from Cambodia. She is married with one son, four daughters, and 20 grandchildren. Yen enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to the monks pray.
For $225 CSC doctors will perform surgery to remove Yen’s cloudy lenses and replace them with synthetic implants. Surgery takes about an hour and Yen should regain her vision soon after her treatment.
“I hope I can see better so I can do work and go outside and no longer require other people to take care of me,” says Yen.