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Success! Rotanak from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye treatment.

Rotanak
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rotanak's treatment was fully funded on February 16, 2021.

Photo of Rotanak post-operation

February 22, 2021

Rotanak underwent chalazion eye treatment.

Rotanak had surgery to remove the chalazion cyst in his eye. His family will apply eye drops to decrease the risk of infection and he must keep water away from his eye as it heals. He’s very happy his eyelid will soon be normal, and he can return to his studies at school.

Rotanak’s mother said: “Thank you to the doctors who fixed my son’s eye, and to the strangers who helped my son to have the surgery.”

Rotanak had surgery to remove the chalazion cyst in his eye. His family will apply eye drops to decrease the risk of infection and he must k...

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February 15, 2021

Rotanak is a 14-year-old student from Cambodia. He lives with his two sisters and his parents who are farmers. Rotanak is in 7th grade and his favorite subject is math. When he is not in school or helping look after his sisters, Rotanak loves to visit the rice field and play football with his friends.

One month ago, Rotanak developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst in the tear gland, in his left eye. This is causing him swelling, itchiness, tearing, and discomfort with his appearance. It is hard for him to see and study properly in school.

Rotanak traveled for four hours with his mother to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On February 15th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Rotanak’s symptoms should improve. His family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Rotanak shared, “I hope my eyelid heals and I won’t have to worry about it anymore so I can go to school without problems. When I grow up I want to be a teacher!”

Rotanak is a 14-year-old student from Cambodia. He lives with his two sisters and his parents who are farmers. Rotanak is in 7th grade and h...

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Rotanak's Timeline

  • February 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rotanak 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 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rotanak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rotanak's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rotanak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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