Sokha is a 62-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has one daughter and five grandchildren. She lives with her daughter near the Vietnamese border and spends most of her time listening to the radio and helping around the house. Her family earns a small income, with her daughter selling boiled corn on the roadside and her son-in-law working at a nearby construction site. Sokha had to stop working due to her deteriorating vision but hopes to return to selling eggs in the market as soon as possible.
A year ago, Sokha developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so she cannot go places on her own.
When Sokha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On August 7th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this surgery. Sokha contributed $50 to her care.
Sokha said, “I hope, after surgery, I can see clearly again. I could help my daughter sell corn or return to work at the market.”