Yan is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, two daughters, and ten grandchildren. She lives with her husband and their daughter, who is a laborer. Yan enjoys spending time going to the pagoda and listening to monks pray.
One year ago, Yan developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her to experience light sensitivity, eye tearing, and blurry vision. 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 Yan learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 19th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
Yan says, “I hope to see well enough to recognize my family and take care of my grandchildren well.”
Yan is a 67-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, two daughters, and ten grandchildren. She lives with her husband a...
Yan underwent cataract surgery so she can see more clearly.
For several years, Yan’s vision had deteriorated and she was unable to go outside. She was troubled as she could not clean the house or cook. After surgery, she and her husband returned to their province and her sight had already improved. She will rest for a few days, and apply eye drops to aid the healing process and decrease the risk of infection.
The cataract surgery will improve her life because she will feel more useful to her family and can be more independent. Yan looks forward to visiting her children, her friends, and neighbors again.
Yan’s daughter said, “We are grateful that my mother’s vision has improved. She looks forward to baking Khmer cakes for her grandchildren and going on walks again to the local pagoda. Thank you for your help.”
For several years, Yan's vision had deteriorated and she was unable to go outside. She was troubled as she could not clean the house or cook...