Sruon is a 62-year-old fried banana seller from Cambodia. She is married and has three sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren. Sruon lives with her husband and their youngest daughter, who is still in school. In her free time, Sruon likes to listen to the news on the radio.
Two years ago, Sruon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Sruon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 16th, 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 raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Sruon shared, “I hope I can go outside easily and recognize things well after surgery.”
Sruon is a 62-year-old fried banana seller from Cambodia. She is married and has three sons, three daughters, and five grandchildren. Sruon ...
Sruon underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.
It was difficult for Sruon to spend her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not sell her fried bananas. After her eye surgery, she rested for a few days and applied eye drops eight times daily to aid in healing. Her vision has improved dramatically, and she is now able to recognize the faces of her family and venture outside in the sun. Her life will improve because she will be able to do the things she enjoys again, and support family finances with her fried bananas.
Sruon said: “it will be easier for me to sell food when I see better. My eyesight has improved so I can be useful and support our family. Thank you to the people who paid for me to have this surgery so I can see well again.”
It was difficult for Sruon to spend her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not sell her fried b...