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Success! Nop from Cambodia raised $229 to fund a cataract surgery.

Nop
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nop's treatment was fully funded on March 1, 2021.

Photo of Nop post-operation

March 4, 2021

Nop underwent a cataract surgery.

Nop’s surgery was very successful and her sight has been restored in her left eye. She’s now resting back at home and will apply eye drops several times per day to prevent infection. Her sister is very happy that she can see everything clearly again. Nop can now easily return to work and is able to go anywhere outside that she wants. She’s also happy that she no longer has to worry about her vision loss.

Nop shared, “I am very excited that I can see so much better!”

Nop's surgery was very successful and her sight has been restored in her left eye. She's now resting back at home and will apply eye drops s...

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December 11, 2020

Nop is a 60-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She works on a rice plantation. She has never married and lives with her younger sister. In her free time, Nop enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and walking in nature. She and her sister like to relax in the evening and listen to monks preaching on the radio.

Two years ago, Nop developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. These symptoms have worsened in the past five months. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Nop learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On December 11th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place 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.

Nop shared, “I hope after my surgery I can see well and help my sister with everything, and together we can go to the pagoda and pray again.”

Nop is a 60-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She works on a rice plantation. She has never married and lives with her younger sister. In her f...

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Nop's Timeline

  • December 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nop was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nop received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nop's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nop's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 04, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nop's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Nop's treatment
Hospital Fees
$48
Medical Staff
$141
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients with cataracts experience decreased vision, discomfort, and irritation. Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, causing functional blindness. These changes in the lens commonly occur with increasing age and therefore affect elderly people. Cataracts can also be congenital or traumatic.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The decreased vision from cataracts can cause functional blindness. This makes it difficult for the patient to conduct daily activities. Patients often need a family member to help guide and care for them. If the patient is elderly, this often affects a young child in the family. When a grandmother needs help getting around, a young child is often assigned to help with her daily tasks. That child cannot go to school.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In many countries in the developing world, surgical services are inadequate. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Even where surgical services are available, barriers to surgery remain, including cost, shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure, and limited awareness about access to available services.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide. Surgeons remove the cloudy lens and place a clear lens implant in its place.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

A patient's vision can improve to 20/20 within one day after the surgery.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Cataract surgery is highly effective and carries a low risk.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Cataract surgery is available in most areas of Cambodia. However, free surgery is not as widely available.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Some debilitating effects of cataracts can be improved with glasses. When the cataract becomes mature, however, the only definitive treatment is surgical.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.