Song is a loving, 76-year-old grandmother. She has three children and thirteen grandchildren and lives with her husband in a rural province of Cambodia. A devout Buddhist, Song’s favorite activity is going to the pagoda in her village and listening to the monks on the radio.
A year ago, Song developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her to experience blurry vision and itchiness. She also 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 Song learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On January 5th, 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.
Song shared: “I hope I can see more clearly, so I can recognize faces and join ceremonies at our pagoda.”
Song is a loving, 76-year-old grandmother. She has three children and thirteen grandchildren and lives with her husband in a rural province ...
Song underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.
Song was lonely sitting at home because she could not go outside without assistance, so she was happy when a villager suggested she could improve her vision by visiting Watsi’s medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre. Song had successful surgery and was able to return home the following day. She rested at home for a week and applied eye drops eight times daily to decrease the risk of infection and aid in healing. Song’s eyesight has improved and she is now able to resume her daily activities outside with her husband and family. This will improve her self-esteem as Song won’t have to rely on others for support.
Song said: “the doctor successfully operated on my eye. After surgery, my eye can see everything well. CSC is the best hospital for poor people. Thank you.”
Song was lonely sitting at home because she could not go outside without assistance, so she was happy when a villager suggested she could im...