Beneficiaries Story Sharing
After a Decade of Cloudiness, Light and Vision Restored
For the past 10 years, Ms. Tse, who is nearing 70, has suffered from cataracts. Because her vision was blurry, she often rubbed her eyes, which caused them to become perpetually watery. This also affected her daily life in different ways – for example, she was unable to even see whether her vegetables or dishes were thoroughly clean after washing.
As a CSSA recipient, Ms. Tse was unable to afford cataract surgery at a private hospital. Not only did she have to continuously consult a doctor for seven to eight years, she had been waiting for five years for her turn to receive cataract surgery at a public hospital. Fortunately, her friend happened to come upon an article about Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation’s Charity Cataract Program, and immediately told her about it. Less than one month after she applied to be a beneficiary, HKAHF scheduled cataract surgery for her in June 2021.
Ms. Tse now enjoys much clearer vision and is able to read and use her phone normally once again. She is incredibly grateful for what she calls the “biggest gift of her life”. “Thank you, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Tsuen Wan, and all the generous donors,” she said. “I hope more cataract patients will also have the opportunity, like me, to regain their vision and quality of life.”