Uon is a 73-year-old mother of six. She has one daughter, five sons, and many grandchildren. Uon used to be a farmer but now she stays at home and is unable to work due to her age and vision. Uon enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.
Five years ago, Uon developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.
When Uon learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 9th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure.
Uon shares, “I hope I can see better after my surgery so I can plant some crops around my house to support my family.”