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Ny is a bread seller from Cambodia who needs $187 to fund chalazion eye surgery.

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March 6, 2020

Ny is a 44-year-old bread seller from Cambodia. He has four daughters, and enjoys listening to the news on the radio.

Two months ago, Ny developed a chalazion in right, causing him irritation and burning. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. He experiences eye obstruction and cannot see clearly.

Ny traveled for two and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On March 6th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Ny’s symptoms and quality of life should improve. He needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

He said, “I hope that the burning in my eye goes away and the irritation will stop so I can see again.”

Ny is a 44-year-old bread seller from Cambodia. He has four daughters, and enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Two months ago, Ny ...

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Ny's Timeline

  • March 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ny 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.

  • March 09, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ny's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ny is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Ny'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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