“Theara is a 36-year-old garment factory worker married with one son and two daughters,” shares our Cambodian medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “She enjoys watching Khmer dramas and news on TV and listening to songs. She sometimes likes to go shopping.”
One year ago, Theara developed a pterygium in each eye. Also known as surfer’s eye, a pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that can cause painful symptoms. In Theara’s case, the pterygium causes blurred vision, burning, itching and redness.
“Theara traveled 30 minutes with her husband to reach CSC for treatment,” CSC shares. There, she can receive a simple surgery to remove the pterygiums in both her eyes.
Surgery costs $148, something Theara cannot afford. With our help, she’ll be able to see normally again and won’t be in pain.