April 19, 2022
Sok is a retired rice farmer with one daughter and four grandchildren. Sok shared that her husband passed away many years ago, and now she lives with one of her daughters, who is a fruit seller. In her free time, Sok likes to listen to monks pray on the radio.
Two years ago, Sok developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing and blurry vision. As a result, 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 Sok learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and half hours seeking treatment. On April 19th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure.
Sok says, “After surgery, I am hoping I can see better so I can join ceremonies at the pagoda by myself again.”
Sok is a retired rice farmer with one daughter and four grandchildren. Sok shared that her husband passed away many years ago, and now she l...
September 20, 2022
Sok underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Sok was blind in her right eye before her cataract removal and was delighted that her vision was already improved when she opened her eye for the first time after surgery. She will rest for several days at home, and apply eye drops eight times daily to lubricate her eye and decrease any risk of infection. Her improved vision will allow her to recognize the faces of her family and be more independent in her community.
Sok’s daughter 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 me sell fruit at the market. Thank you to everyone who helped to make my mother very happy.”
Sok was blind in her right eye before her cataract removal and was delighted that her vision was already improved when she opened her eye fo...