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Success! Srey Vuoch from Cambodia raised $398 to fund cataract surgery.

Srey Vuoch
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$398
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$0
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Fully funded
Srey Vuoch's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2018.

Photo of Srey Vuoch post-operation

November 7, 2018

Srey Vuoch underwent cataract surgery.

Srey Vuoch has returned home after a successful operation. Srey Vuoch’s vision has been restored, and she will be able to work and go about her daily life with improved vision.

Her father says, “I am very happy that my daughter’s surgery was successful. She can see everything clearly and her eye is looking good.”

Srey Vuoch has returned home after a successful operation. Srey Vuoch's vision has been restored, and she will be able to work and go about ...

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November 1, 2018

Srey Vuoch is a five-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has a brother and a sister. She likes to play with toys at home.

Since birth, Srey Vuoch developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and a clouded lens. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Srey Vuoch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for half an hour seeking treatment. On November 1, doctors will perform a lensectomy and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure.

Her father says, “I hope my daughter’s eye surgery is a success so she can go to school soon and have no vision problems.”

Srey Vuoch is a five-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has a brother and a sister. She likes to play with toys at home. Since birth, Srey ...

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Srey Vuoch's Timeline

  • November 1, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Srey Vuoch was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 01, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Vuoch 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.

  • November 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Vuoch's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Vuoch's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 18, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Vuoch's treatment was fully funded.

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Treatment
Cataract - Two Eyes
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $398 for Srey Vuoch's treatment
Hospital Fees
$88
Medical Staff
$230
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
  • 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.