Oeun underwent cataract surgery to restore her vision.
Oeun was nervous to travel far, but was depressed because she could no longer help her daughter on the farm, cook for the family, or see the televsion. A villager told her about Children’s Surgical Centre, where she had successful surgery to remove her cataract. After surgery, she spent the night in the hospital, then was able to return home with eye drops to reduce the chance of infection. When her eyesight stabilizes, she will be able to return to her daily activities, help her daughter, and be more independent.
Oeun’s daughter said: “the hospital staff put my mother at ease and she was grateful to be in their good hands. She can see better and pleased her life will be better. Thank you to the staff and the donors who paid for us have this surgery.”
Oeun was nervous to travel far, but was depressed because she could no longer help her daughter on the farm, cook for the family, or see the...
Oeun is a 62-year-old retired rice farmer. She has two sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. Oeun’s husband passed away a long time ago, and she lives with her second daughter, who is a farmer. At home, Oeun enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
A year ago, Oeun developed a cataract in her right 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 Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three and a half seeking treatment. On November 15th, 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.
Oeun shared, “After surgery, I hope I will be able to see things clearly, see faces again, and can join ceremonies at the pagoda.”
Oeun is a 62-year-old retired rice farmer. She has two sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. Oeun’s husband passed away a long time...