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Success! Sok Heng from Cambodia raised $210 to fund chalazion surgery to heal her eye.

Sok Heng
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$210
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Sok Heng's treatment was fully funded on October 20, 2022.
November 14, 2022

Sok Heng underwent chalazion surgery to heal her eye.

Sok heng had a successful surgery and was able to return home after surgeons determined her eye was healing well. She will rest at home and will wear an eye patch for several days to keep dust and water out of her eye. Although it may take several weeks before her eye heals completely, Sok Heng is relieved she will no longer have a swollen lid or be ashamed of how her eye looks. The removal will help her live more comfortably and take care of her children.

Sok Heng said, “I am happy the staff took good care of me and fixed my eye. I was afraid to go outside because my eye hurt so much. I can be more comfortable around my friends and family and not in pain. Thank you to the donors who paid for my surgery. I want to live a better life.”

Sok heng had a successful surgery and was able to return home after surgeons determined her eye was healing well. She will rest at home and ...

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June 2, 2022

Sok Heng is a 37-year-old homemaker. She is married and her husband works as a taxi driver. Together, the couple has one son and one daughter, who are both in public school. When she is not caring for her family, Sok Heng enjoys listening to the news on her phone.

Last month, Sok Heng developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst of the tear gland, in her right eye. She experiences burning, itchiness, and irritation, and her eyelid is red and swollen. It is also difficult for her to see clearly.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Sok Heng receive treatment. On June 2nd, surgeons at CSC’s care center will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sok Heng’s symptoms should improve. Now, she needs help raising $210 to fund her procedure and care.

Sok Heng shared, “I hope after surgery my eyelid not be red and itchy. I want to feel better and able to do my housework.”

Sok Heng is a 37-year-old homemaker. She is married and her husband works as a taxi driver. Together, the couple has one son and one daughte...

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Sok Heng's Timeline

  • June 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok Heng 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.

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • October 20, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok Heng's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $210 for Sok Heng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$36
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$0
Supplies
$42
  • 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.

Peter

Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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