Nhoeb is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer from Kompong Cham province in Cambodia. She has three sons, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. Nhoeb’s husband is a monk and he and Nhoeb live in the pagoda, where Nhoeb helps with the cooking.
About two years ago, Nhoeb developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She experiences discomfort and, because of her impaired vision, she is uneasy about going out on her own.
When Nhoeb learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours to seek treatment. On April 26th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After recovery, Nhoeb should fully regain her ability to see clearly. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure.
Nhoeb shared: “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly again. I want to easily cook and read again.”
Nhoeb is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer from Kompong Cham province in Cambodia. She has three sons, four daughters, and ten grandchildren...
Nhoeb underwent cataract surgery.
It was difficult for Nhoeb to spend her days inside due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not cook or clean the village pagoda where she resides. After her eye surgery, she rested for a few days and applied medications to her eye. Her vision has already improved, and she is able to recognize the faces of friends and venture outside in the sun. Her life will improve because she will be able to do the things she enjoys again, like cooking large meals for the monks and taking walks in their village.
Nhoeb said: “I feel happy that I can see well so I can take care of myself and cook in the kitchen. I go everywhere by myself and I won’t worry about hurting myself from falling. Thank you.”
It was difficult for Nhoeb to spend her days inside due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not cook or clean the village ...