Phalla is a 62-year-old grocery seller. She has one daughter, three sons, and four grandchildren. Phalla lives with her youngest daughter who is a garment worker. She shared that her husband passed away a long time ago. Phalla likes to watch the news on TV and listen to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Phalla developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Phalla learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 25th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Phalla says, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly. I would like to recognize everything well and get around on my own.”
Phalla is a 62-year-old grocery seller. She has one daughter, three sons, and four grandchildren. Phalla lives with her youngest daughter wh...
Phalla underwent cataract surgery to restore sight in her right eye.
On the advice of a relative, Phalla traveled with her daughter to seek help for her blurry vision. When she was able to open her eye the day after her cataract surgery, she was amazed at how well she could see colors and faces. She rested at home for a few days and applied prescription eye drops to aid in healing. Phalla’s life will improve because she will be able to help around the house and support her family by cooking and caring for the grandchildren. She looks forward to being more independent and visiting the local pagoda by herself.
Phalla said: “I am so thrilled I can see the TV again, not just listen and not see faces. I am very grateful I can help my daughter and her family by walking the children to school and doing housework while she is at work. Thank you to the surgeons and the donors who helped me to have this surgery so I can see well again.”
On the advice of a relative, Phalla traveled with her daughter to seek help for her blurry vision. When she was able to open her eye the day...