Leang is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren. Now that they are retired, Leang and her husband live with their eldest son, who works as a tailor. Leang helps take care of her grandchildren, and she likes to listen to the monks pray and visit the community pagoda in her free time.
One year ago, Leang developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places independently.
When Leang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 13th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Lean shared, “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly. I want to go outside again without problems and see my family’s faces.”
Leang is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren. Now that they are retired, Leang and h...
Leang underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Leang was sad that she did not see well enough to care for her grandchildren and walk them back and forth from school, as this used to be a highlight of her day. Her friend told her about the Eye Surgery program at CSC, where she traveled for a diagnosis and treatment. After her surgery, she rested for a few days at home and applied eye drops to decrease any risk of infection. When her eyesight stabilizes, she will be able to return to her daily activities, care for her grandchildren, and be more independent.
Leang’s son shared, “I am relieved my mother’s eye is better. She can now better tolerate the bright light outside without help and is no longer worried she will fall. We are so appreciative of the help from the staff and the donors who paid for her surgery.”
Leang was sad that she did not see well enough to care for her grandchildren and walk them back and forth from school, as this used to be a ...