Khetyas is a 73-year-old retired rice farmer from Kampot province. She has one daughter and four grandchildren. Sadly, she lost her husband during the Khmer Rouge regime, thus she lives with her daughter, who sells fish. She cares for her grandchildren while her daughter works, and in her free time enjoys going to the local mosque.
About one year ago, Khetyas developed a cataract in her right eye, causing itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. As a result, it is difficult for her to cook for her grandchildren because she cannot see well in the dimly lit kitchen. She also has difficulty seeing colors and faces clearly. She is concerned about falling or injuring herself due to poor eyesight, so she does not like going out on her own and requires someone to accompany her.
When Khetyas learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours to seek treatment. Fortunately, doctors at CSC were able to diagnose her symptoms and create a treatment plan quickly.
On May 9th, doctors will perform cataract surgery on Khetyas. Doctors will implant an intraocular lens in her right eye. After recovery, she will recover her eyesight and be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Khetyas shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better and do housework well.”