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Sok Heng is a 37-year-old from Cambodia who needs $210 to fund chalazion surgery to heal her eye.

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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 SCHEDULED

    Sok Heng was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sok Heng is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sok Heng's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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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