Horn is a 54-year-old loving grandmother. She is married with two sons, three daughters, and 11 grandchildren. She lives with her husband who is a construction worker in Kratie province - a far eastern province along the banks of the Mekong River. When not caring or cooking for her family, she enjoys watching the news and movies on TV.
Two years ago, Horn developed a pterygium in her left eye, causing her tearing, itching, and blurry vision. Doing laundry, cleaning, or cooking has become difficult for her. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil.
When Horn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven and a half hours seeking treatment. Horn needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for October 17th.
Horn shared: “I hope after surgery my eye will feel comfortable and stop irritation so I can do housework well.”
Horn is a 54-year-old loving grandmother. She is married with two sons, three daughters, and 11 grandchildren. She lives with her husband wh...
Horn underwent eye surgery.
Horn had successful surgery to remove the growth in her eye. She rested for several days at home, kept her eye dry, and wore an eye patch for several days. CSC staff also provided her with prescription eye drops to make sure her eye heals properly. Her eye will heal quickly but will be sensitive for a short time. As she peeked through the eye patch, her vision has already improved. The pandemic has been hard on her family; her husband had trouble finding a job, and they had to rely on their children to support them. She looks forward to a good year in her province and helping to care for her grandchildren.
Horn said: “I am so grateful to the CSC staff and the donors that supported me to have this operation. I can be more useful to my family without worrying about burning and itching in my eye and can see better. I am happier and want to thank everyone who made this possible, especially the donors who paid for my surgery so that I can have a good life.”
Horn had successful surgery to remove the growth in her eye. She rested for several days at home, kept her eye dry, and wore an eye patch fo...