March 5, 2020
Touch is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son and two grandchildren, and enjoys watching both Khmer and Thai dramas on television in her spare time.
One year ago, Touch developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled by taxi seeking treatment. On March 5th, 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 $229 procedure.
Touch shared, “I hope that my surgery will go well and I will be able to look after my grandchildren again and help with the housework.”
Touch is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son and two grandchildren, and enjoys watching both Khmer and Thai dramas on t...
March 26, 2020
Touch underwent cataract surgery on her left eye.
Touch had a very smooth and successful operation. Surgery has improved Touch’s visual acuity, and she can now recognize the faces of her family members again. Doctors gave Touch prescription medication, including eye drops, which she will apply at home 8 times daily.
Her son is very happy for his mother, and is glad that she can see clearly again and he won’t have to worry anymore about her vision loss. Touch said, “I am so happy I can see things now. I can help my family at the farm field, do the housework like cooking and cleaning, and take care of my grandchildren.”
Touch had a very smooth and successful operation. Surgery has improved Touch’s visual acuity, and she can now recognize the faces of her fam...