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Success! Sok Ang from Cambodia raised $175 to fund eye surgery.

Sok Ang
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  • $175 raised, $0 to go
$175
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sok Ang's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2019.

Photo of Sok Ang post-operation

May 9, 2019

Sok Ang underwent eye surgery.

Sok Ang has returned home after a successful operation. She was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. Thanks to surgery, she will be able to work and go about daily life without discomfort and irritation.

Sok Ang has returned home after a successful operation. She was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. Thanks...

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May 8, 2019

Sok Ang is a tenth grade student from Cambodia. Her favorite subject in school is math, and she hopes to become an accountant when she grows up.

Three months ago, Sok Ang developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. She often experiences lowered confidence and eye irritation.

Sok Ang traveled for one a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 8, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sok Ang’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure.

She says, “I hope that after surgery, my eye will no longer bother me or make me worry.”

Sok Ang is a tenth grade student from Cambodia. Her favorite subject in school is math, and she hopes to become an accountant when she grows...

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Sok Ang's Timeline

  • May 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sok Ang was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • May 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok Ang 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.

  • May 08, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok Ang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 09, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sok Ang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok Ang's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $175 for Sok Ang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$43
Medical Staff
$92
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Nasma

Nasma is a ten year old girl from Tanzania who has had a challenging health background since she was young. When she was one year old, Nasma's ability to walk and talk was affected. This was followed by increased head size due to fluid accumulation in the brain. Nasma previously had surgery and she recovered well, albeit with slow growth. Unfortunately in 2016, she fell sick again and was in a coma for 6 weeks. Her parents had lost hope and thought she would pass away. However, she made a remarkable improvement and further needed hydrocephalus care. Her parents were not able to settle the hospital bill and went back to the village. With a continuous head migraine, Nasma's parents brought her to our medical partner in June 2019 where she had VPS shunt insertion with Watsi donor support. Later in December 2019, she was brought back with complaints of cries and head migraine. Upon review and several days of observations, the surgeons recommended a shunt revision to reduce intracranial pressure. She is in much pain, neither able to walk nor talk. The surgery will greatly reduce the pain and chances of brain damage. Nasma's parents are peasants who rely on subsistence farming to make ends meet. They had to borrow bus fare to reach our facility. Nasma has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Nasma has been experiencing Increased head circumference and persistent pain. Without treatment, Nasma will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $728 to cover the cost of surgery for Nasma that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Nasma's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. Nasma’s mother says, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so that she may even be able to smile and talk again.”

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