“Teav feels useless because she can’t see much and can’t go to work at the farm, do housework or go anywhere by herself,” explains the Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), our medical partner in Cambodia. The CSC continues, “Teav requires the assistance of her daughter, so she puts a burden on her.”
Teav has been diagnosed with mature cataracts in both eyes, a condition which greatly impedes her vision. Teav is a 70-year-old woman in Cambodia with five daughters and five grandchildren. The CSC shares more about Teav, “She likes to have her neighbors over in the afternoons to talk. After surgery, she looks forward to taking care of her grandchildren and being able to go visit her neighbors.”
For $150, we can fund a procedure to remove the cataract in Teav’s left eye. The CSC expects that this “will give the patient clear vision in her left eye.” Together, we can help Teav to reclaim both vision and independence.