Kim Ly is a 70-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married and has one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She lives with her husband and their youngest daughter, who works as a waitress in a local Chinese restaurant. She spends much of her time at home, where she helps care for her grandchildren or visits the local pagoda to join in the ceremonies.
One year ago, Kim Ly developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her cloudy vision. She is unable to see well in the dark or in bright light and feels unhappy that she cannot be more independent. 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 Kim Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On November 18th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help raising $253 to fund her procedure and care.
Kim Ly shared, “after surgery, I hope I can see better and visit the pagoda for ceremonies.”
Kim Ly is a 70-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married and has one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She lives ...
Kim Ly underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.
It was difficult for Kim Ly to socialize and stay active when she could not see well. She took the advice of neighbors and had successful surgery to repair her cataract. She will rest at home for several days, and apply eye drops eight times daily to assist in healing. After her vision stabilizes, she will be able to go outside in bright or dim light without fear of injuring herself. Her life will improve because she can be more useful to her family, and looks forward to recognizing the faces of her many grandchildren when they come to visit.
Kim Ly’s husband said, “We are very grateful - it is a relief that my wife’s vision will be better. She was sad at home with no family but me, now she can visit others more often and spend time with the children and grandchildren. Thank you to the strangers who donated to fix her eye.”
It was difficult for Kim Ly to socialize and stay active when she could not see well. She took the advice of neighbors and had successful su...