Sopheap is a 67-year-old retired chef. Sadly, her husband passed away several years ago. Nowadays, Sopheap works in a small restaurant cleaning dishes to make a living. In her free time, she likes to watch television and listen to the monks pray on the radio.
Sopheap hasn’t been able to do as much the past couple years as she developed a cataract in her right eye. Now she has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces. She is also worried about falling when walking, so she is not able to do as much on her own.
When Sopheap learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there hoping for treatment. On February 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. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
Sopheap shared, “I hope I can see clearly again after surgery. I would like to be able to take better care of myself when my vision improves.”
Sopheap is a 67-year-old retired chef. Sadly, her husband passed away several years ago. Nowadays, Sopheap works in a small restaurant clean...
Sopheap underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.
Sopheap had successful surgery at Children’s Surgical Centre and was able to return home the next day. Because she lives alone, seeing well is very important for her. When her eye heals completely, she can return to the daily activities she loves - working in the restaurant and watching movies. She will be able to do household tasks and have a more stable gait. The small income from working will be helpful for her to support herself and buy food.
Sopheap said: “I am so happy I listened to the advice of my neighbors to have my eye fixed. I want to be more productive in my life, I don’t want to sit in the house and do nothing. This operation will change my life, I can be more useful. Thank you to CSC and the donors for helping me see better.”
Sopheap had successful surgery at Children's Surgical Centre and was able to return home the next day. Because she lives alone, seeing well ...