Kheng is a 65-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters and four grandchildren, and she enjoys watching Khmer dramas on television.
Five months ago, Kheng developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Kheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On June 4, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.
She says, “I hope after surgery I will be able to see clearly so I can recognize people’s faces and attend ceremonies at the pagoda.”