Oun is a 55-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She is a widow with one son, three daughters, and four grandchildren and lives with one of her daughters. In addition to working the fields, she spends most of her time helping raise her grandchildren.
One year ago, Oun developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision preventing her from working in the field. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 11th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Oun’s daughter said, “My children got so worried about my mother when she couldn’t see, so I hope that after the surgery they can see that she is better and she can play with them.”