November 21, 2022
Son is a 76-year-old grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer with one son, one daughter, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away a long time ago, and now Son lives with her daughter who is a garment worker in a local factory. At home, she does housework and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
One year ago, Son developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Son learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 21st, 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 $253 procedure.
Son said: “I hope after surgery I will see well and can join again for ceremonies at my village’s pagoda.”
Son is a 76-year-old grandmother. She is a retired rice farmer with one son, one daughter, and six grandchildren. Her husband passed away a ...
May 2, 2023
Son underwent cataract surgery for her left eye.
Son was sad she was spending her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not participate in her favorite activities. After her eye surgery, she rested for a few days and applied eye drops eight times daily to aid in healing. Her vision has returned, and she is 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, like walking her grandchildren to school and visiting the local pagoda.
Son’s daughter said: “My mother is so much happier with better vision. She will be able to take walks and go places by herself. Thank you to the donors and hospital staff who have made her life better.”
Son was sad she was spending her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not participate in her favo...