Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Khmer Sight Perform Miracles!

A few weekends ago, the Khmer Sight team visited our CCC School and Clinic, where we had assembled over 250 elderly villagers to have their vision tested, particularly for cataracts. 
60 villagers were identified as needing treatment, but only 33 agreed to be taken to Phnom Penh (for most of them, their first visit to the Capital) and treated at the Khmer Sight free clinic (see previous post). 
I met a number of the villagers after their operation and they were so grateful to have been given back their sight. 
They promised to spread the word to those who were afraid of undergoing treatment and we are planning on extending the search to the wider community around our project in early 2018. 

A huge thanks to all the team at Khmer Sight and also a special mention for Keith and the children at LIGER School in Phnom Penh, who helped with translation, comforting and reassuring the villagers and accompanying them when back in PP. 
Also a huge thank you to the surgeons and opthalmists from Newcastle, England who came to Cambodia, self-funded and in their own time.

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