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Success! Srey Khuoch from Cambodia raised $187 to fund eye surgery so she can take good care of her daughters again.

Srey Khuoch
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Srey Khuoch's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2021.

Photo of Srey Khuoch post-operation

July 19, 2021

Srey Khuoch underwent eye surgery so she can take good care of her daughters again.

Srey Kuoch’s smile after surgery reflects her new self-confidence. She was shy about the cyst on her eye and was embarrassed about the way it looked before. After the surgery, Srey Khuoch’s vision has improved and she no longer experiences uncomfortable symptoms that had prevented her from being sociable and getting the most out of life.

She happily shares, “I am so happy to be able to see better, no more itching of my eye. I feel better and can care for my girls and my husband.”

Srey Kuoch's smile after surgery reflects her new self-confidence. She was shy about the cyst on her eye and was embarrassed about the way i...

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June 17, 2021

Srey Khuoch is a mother of two daughters. Her husband is a car mechanic and in her free time, she enjoys watching Thai dramas on TV and listening to music on her phone.

Two months ago, Srey Khuoch developed a chalazion in her left eye, causing her burning, itchiness, and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and work.

Srey Khuoch traveled for two hours with her husband to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). On June 17th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Srey Khuoch’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Srey Khuoch is excited for the outcome, “I hope after surgery my eye will not be swollen anymore and I will not worry about it getting bigger. I look forward to being healthy and taking care of my daughters.”

Srey Khuoch is a mother of two daughters. Her husband is a car mechanic and in her free time, she enjoys watching Thai dramas on TV and list...

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Srey Khuoch's Timeline

  • June 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Srey Khuoch was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Khuoch received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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.

  • June 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • July 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Khuoch's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Srey Khuoch's treatment
Hospital Fees
$43
Medical Staff
$104
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 feel discomfort and experience swelling on their eyelids. They are sensitive to light. These symptoms are due to the presence of a chalazion, a cyst in the eyelid caused by inflammation of a blocked gland. A chalazion can cause swelling and heaviness on the eyelid, tenderness, sensitivity to light, and increased tearing. A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea.

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

Patients experience discomfort, and light sensitivity often keeps them indoors.

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

If treated early, a chalazion can be treated with topical antibiotic eye drops. However, our medical partner's patients tend to neglect small conditions. The chalazion cases seen at CSC are developed enough to require surgical treatment.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgeons perform a chalazion incision and drainage to remove the chalazion.

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

The chalazion is removed, and the patient can comfortably resume life without any light sensitivity or pain. Patients also tend to feel improved confidence when the chalazion is removed.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This is a low-risk treatment.

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

This surgery is accessible in Cambodia, but it is too expensive for our medical partner's patients.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If left untreated, infection and damage to the eyelid can occur.

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