73-year-old Kry spends her time working around the house and visiting the pagoda to listen to monks pray. She has two children and three grandchildren.
“Kry developed a cataract in each eye three months ago,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “This causes her tearing, blurred vision, and pain.”
Kry shares that “it is hard to do house work very well or go anywhere outside. I can’t recognize the faces of people clearly.”
Cataracts occur as proteins develop in the lens of the eye, causing cloudiness. Without treatment, the cloudiness increases over time and results in slowly deteriorating vision. They can ultimately result in total blindness.
For $225, we can fund surgery to replace the lenses on both her eyes and cure her cataracts. In each eye, doctors will make a small incision to surgically remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new, artificial lens.
“I hope after treatment I can see everything clearly again so I can easily go walking anywhere on my own and do any work,” shares Kry.