Ly is a 62-year-old widow from Cambodia who has seven children and eight grandchildren. She currently lives with her youngest son. Some of her favorite activities include joining ceremonies at her local pagoda and cooking for her grandchildren.
Five years ago, Ly developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurry vision, light sensitivity, eye irritation, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to go places on her own.
When Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On August 15th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Ly says, “I hope my vision improves and I can get around easily by myself. I want to be able to help care for my grandchildren and walk to the pagoda by myself.”
Ly is a 62-year-old widow from Cambodia who has seven children and eight grandchildren. She currently lives with her youngest son. Some of h...
Ly underwent cataract surgery and is once again able to walk her grandchildren to school.
Ly’s children suggested she should have surgery to fix her eyesight so she could enjoy life and help with the grandchildren. She and her son traveled to CSC, where she had successful surgery. She will rest at home for several days and apply eye drops eight times daily to aid in healing. With improved eyesight, she looks forward to walking her grandchildren to school and visiting her local pagoda for ceremonies.
Ly’s son said: “My mother is so much happier with her improved vision. She was depressed that she could not see well enough to help with the house and cooking. Now she can go outside by herself and help my children. Thank you for making a difference for my mother.”
Ly's children suggested she should have surgery to fix her eyesight so she could enjoy life and help with the grandchildren. She and her so...