Khom is a 77-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four sons, one daughter, and nine grandchildren. Khom lives with her daughter, who is also a farmer, and shared that her husband passed away five years ago. In her free time, she likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Khom developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Khom learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours by taxi seeking treatment. On October 13th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place 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.
Khom shared, “I hope that when my surgery is done, I can see everything much better, and soon I can be more independent.”