Nay is a 65-year-old retired rice farmer with three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Nay lives with her husband and with her eldest daughter, who is a coffee seller. In her free time, Nay likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Nay developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, 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 Nay learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 29th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and 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.
She says, “I hope after surgery I can see clearly. I would like to easily see my family’s faces and get around better with my husband.”
Nay is a 65-year-old retired rice farmer with three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Nay lives with her husband and with her elde...
Nay underwent cataract surgery so she can see clearly again.
For several years, Nay’s vision had deteriorated and she was unable to go outside without help. This caused her to lose self-esteem because she could not help her daughter sell coffee or clean her house well. After surgery, she returned home with the hope her sight would be improved. She rested for a few days and applied eye drops to aid in healing and decrease the risk of infection. As her vision slowly improves, she is amazed at how poor her sight had been and is excited that she can recognize faces, and go outside in the bright sun. Nay looks forward to visiting her children and neighbors again.
Nay’s husband said: “Nay is so much happier after her operation. She can see better, go outside by herself and cook for her family. Thank you for making her surgery possible. We are very grateful.”
For several years, Nay's vision had deteriorated and she was unable to go outside without help. This caused her to lose self-esteem because ...