Reth is a 61-year-old retired rice farmer with three sons, three daughters, and 10 grandchildren. All of her children are also farmers, which is the most common livelihood in their community.
A year ago, Reth developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her partial blindness. Because of her impaired vision, Reth is reluctant to go out on her own.
Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is helping Reth to access the care that she needs. On June 8th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery on Reth, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After she has recovered, Reth should once again be able to see clearly, and to feel confident again to move around by herself. Children’s Surgical Centre is seeking $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Reth says: “I hope my eye can see clearly again so I can recognize things well and take better care of myself.”