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

Daly
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Daly's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2021.

Photo of Daly post-operation

April 12, 2021

Daly underwent cataract surgery so he can see well again.

Daly’s cataract surgery was successful, and he stayed in the hospital ward for one night before returning home. He was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection, which he will need to apply six times a day. Thanks to surgery, Daly is now able to return to his vegetable garden and his daily life with improved vision and without discomfort and irritation.

Daly shared, “I am very happy that I can see better, including my family, and manage by myself around the house and in my garden. Thank you to the donors so I could have this surgery.”

Daly's cataract surgery was successful, and he stayed in the hospital ward for one night before returning home. He was given eye drops and a...

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April 6, 2021

Daly is a 74-year-old retired construction worker. He has two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Daly lives with his wife and their youngest daughter. Since he stopped working in construction, Daly focuses on planting vegetables around his home.

Five years ago, Daly developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Daly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled with his son seeking treatment. On April 6th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Daly shared, “I’m hopeful that after surgery I can see my family better again and plant vegetables easily.”

Daly is a 74-year-old retired construction worker. He has two sons, two daughters, and two grandchildren. Daly lives with his wife and their...

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Daly's Timeline

  • April 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daly 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.

  • April 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daly's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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