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Tuy from Cambodia raised $225 to remove mature cataracts in both of his eyes.

Tuy
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tuy's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2015.

Photo of Tuy post-operation

September 2, 2015

Tuy received surgery to remove mature cataracts in both of his eyes.

According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), “Tuy has clear vision in both of his eyes,” as his damaged lenses were replaced with clear implants.

“Tuy is very happy that he can read with no problems again. He looks forward to watching TV and going places by himself,” CSC shares.

According to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), "Tuy has clear vision in both of his eyes," as his damaged lenses were r...

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August 7, 2015

Meet Tuy. He’s 75 years old and a proud father of eight children and grandfather of eleven. Tuy lives with his wife in Cambodia and according to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), “Tuy likes to spend his days reading books.” In addition to reading, Tuy likes to watch TV and walk to the local pagoda.

These activities, among others, have become more difficult for Tuy to enjoy now that he has a mature cataract in each of his eyes. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see. If his cataracts go untreated, Tuy could lose his vision entirely.

For $225, Tuy will have the cataract in each of his eyes surgically removed. Doctors will replace his cloudy lenses with artificial implants so that his vision will no longer be blurry. With Watsi support, Tuy will be able to see clearly once again and regain his ability to read and lead a more independent life.

CSC adds, “After surgery Tuy is hoping to be able to read his books more easily, watch TV, go to the pagoda and do more things on his own.”

Meet Tuy. He’s 75 years old and a proud father of eight children and grandfather of eleven. Tuy lives with his wife in Cambodia and accordin...

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Tuy's Timeline

  • August 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tuy was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 07, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tuy received treatment. 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.

  • August 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tuy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tuy's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 02, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tuy. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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