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Success! Yeat from Cambodia raised $229 to fund sight-restoring surgery.

Yeat
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yeat's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Yeat post-operation

January 10, 2022

Yeat underwent sight-restoring surgery.

Yeat and her husband traveled for several hours to have surgery at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre. Yeat’s surgery was successful and she is recovering well. She is thrilled with the results and can see better than before. Yeat’s life will improve because she can help her husband on the farm and sell bananas in her village to supplement their income.

Yeat said: “I am so grateful to have my eyes see better. I can go by myself to visit the village pagoda, and not worry about falling. Thank you to the people who fixed my eye to make my life better for me and my family.”

Yeat and her husband traveled for several hours to have surgery at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre. Yeat's surgery was succes...

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November 24, 2021

Yeat is a 54-year-old farmer who lives with her husband, who works on a rubber plantation. Together, they have two sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. Because of her declining vision, Yeat prefers to stay indoors to take care of her grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to listen to the news on the radio.

Yeat developed a cataract in her left eye two years ago, causing blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside.

When Yeat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 24th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. CSC is requesting $229 to fund Yeat’s procedure.

Yeat shared, “After surgery, I hope I can see clearly again and go outside to the rice field and make fried bananas to sell.”

Yeat is a 54-year-old farmer who lives with her husband, who works on a rubber plantation. Together, they have two sons, three daughters, an...

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Yeat's Timeline

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yeat 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.

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yeat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yeat's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yeat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Yeat'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.