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Success! Yeab from Cambodia raised $292 to fund her eye surgery.

Yeab
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  • $292 raised, $0 to go
$292
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yeab's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Yeab post-operation

March 23, 2017

Yeab underwent successful cataract surgery.

Yeab’s eye cataract was successfully removed from her left eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation.

Yeab’s niece says, “I am very happy that my aunt can see everything clearly again. I don’t have to worry about her vision loss anymore.”

Yeab's eye cataract was successfully removed from her left eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given e...

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February 21, 2017

Yeab is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Her favorite pastime is visiting the pagoda to join ceremonies and listen to monks praying. About one year ago, Yeab began to experience blurred vision and tearing. This has affected her ability to work and participate in ceremonies.

After seeking assistance at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), Yeab was diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes. Physicians have scheduled her for a small incision cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant procedure on February 21.

During surgery, physicians will remove Yeab’s natural lenses and replace them with clear, artificial ones to improve her vision. CSC is requesting $292 to fund the procedure.

Yeab eagerly awaits her surgery. She looks forward to returning to work and participating in the prayers and ceremonies at the pagoda.

Yeab is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Her favorite pastime is visiting the pagoda to join ceremonies and listen to monks praying....

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Yeab's Timeline

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yeab was submitted by Korng Hout, Accountant at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yeab 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.

  • February 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yeab's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yeab's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yeab's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Cataract - Two Eyes
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Yeab's treatment
Hospital Fees
$187
Medical Staff
$100
Medication
$5
Supplies
$0
  • 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.