Nheab is a 68-year-old farmer who plants rice along with her husband in Kompong Cham province. She and her husband have three daughters and seven grandchildren. They live with their youngest daughter, who works as a cook. Nheab enjoys going to the local pagoda and playing with her grandchildren.
In the past two years, Nheab developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She often spends time alone at home because she is unable to go outside in the bright sun.
When Nheab learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On December 7th, 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, her family needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
She shared: “I hope that after the surgery, my eyes will be better and I will be able to go to plant rice and recognize people’s faces well again.”
Nheab is a 68-year-old farmer who plants rice along with her husband in Kompong Cham province. She and her husband have three daughters and ...
Nheab underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.
Nheab and her daughter visited Children’s Surgical Centre, and she had successful surgery to remove her cataract. She rested at home for several days and applied eye drops to decrease any risk of infection. Looking ahead, Nheab has exciting plans, including more frequent visits to her grandchildren. Eager to remain socially active, she looks forward to going outside by herself and cooking traditional Khmer delicacies for her family. Improved vision not only improves her physical well-being, but also gives her a new sense of purpose.
Nheab shared: “I was very happy to come for eye examination and treatment at CSC. I can take care of myself, and go to the pagoda by myself. ‘Akun (thank you)’ to everyone who helped me.”
Nheab and her daughter visited Children's Surgical Centre, and she had successful surgery to remove her cataract. She rested at home for sev...