Thou is a 69-year-old widow. She has one son who makes furniture in a local woodshop. Her husband passed away a long time ago, and until recently, she supported herself as a fruit seller in her neighborhood. At home, she likes to listen to movies on TV.
One year ago, Thou developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own.
When Thou learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there seeking treatment. On February 28th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.
“I hope after surgery I can see well and be more independent,” shared Thou.
Thou is a 69-year-old widow. She has one son who makes furniture in a local woodshop. Her husband passed away a long time ago, and until rec...
Thou underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.
Thou had successful surgery and is so pleased with her results! She will rest for a few days, and apply eye drops for a week to aid in healing and decrease the risk of any postoperative infection. Because she lives alone, she now looks forward to visiting her neighbors and the local pagoda and watching her favorite TV shows. Her life will be better because she has independence she did not have previously.
Thou’s son said: “I am relieved my mother can see better and be more independent. She feels more useful and looks forward to visiting with friends in the community. Thank you to the CSC staff and everyone who helped my mother have this surgery!”
Thou had successful surgery and is so pleased with her results! She will rest for a few days, and apply eye drops for a week to aid in heali...