Meet Kim Chea, a retired, 79-year-old grandmother, living in Kampong Thom province in Cambodia. She has five sons, five daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. Before retiring, she sold plates and dishware in the market. She currently lives with her husband and her youngest daughter, who sells papaya to earn income for the family.
One year ago, Kim Chea developed a cataract in her left eye, which resulted in chronic discomfort and has also compromised her ability to see clearly.
Kim Chea sought help for her condition from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On February 6th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After recovery, Kim Chea will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Kim Chea said: “I hope after surgery my eye can see better and I can join ceremonies at the pagoda.”
Meet Kim Chea, a retired, 79-year-old grandmother, living in Kampong Thom province in Cambodia. She has five sons, five daughters, and fifte...
Kim Chea underwent eye surgery.
Kim Chea’s surgery was successful and she is eager to be able to see clearly again. She will need to rest for several days and use prescription eye drops to make sure her eye heals properly. Her eye should heal quickly but will be sensitive for a short time. When Kim Chea looked over her eye patch, her vision had already improved. Her husband is happy she can be more independent now that her vision has improved.
Kim Chea’s daughter said: “I feel happy that my mother’s eyesight is better. She can take care of herself and help me do more. She looks forward to going to the ceremonies at the pagoda by herself now that she is not afraid to go outside. Thank you for the surgery for her!”
Kim Chea's surgery was successful and she is eager to be able to see clearly again. She will need to rest for several days and use prescript...