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Success! Nita from Cambodia raised $314 to fund ptosis eye surgery.

Nita
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  • $314 raised, $0 to go
$314
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nita's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Nita post-operation

June 26, 2020

Nita underwent ptosis eye surgery.

Nita’s surgery was successful! Her doctors performed an eyelid correction surgery to fix the ptosis, or drooping in her right eye. She is not experiencing any discomfort and will be able to see much better. Her parents now feel that she will be able to grow up healthy, confident, and happy.

Her mother shared, “I feel very happy that my daughter’s eyelid correction was done well and that she is looking and feeling better.”

Nita's surgery was successful! Her doctors performed an eyelid correction surgery to fix the ptosis, or drooping in her right eye. She is no...

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April 29, 2020

Nita is an 18-month-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older sister and her parents are rice farmers. She enjoys playing with her doll at home.

Nita has ptosis on her right eye. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid droops over the eye. Her parents are feeling uncomfortable about her appearance. The neighbors always call her “Miss Lid Drop” and that makes her parents feel worried about her eye in the future and their daughter’s self esteem. They want her to grow up healthy, confident, and happy.

Nita traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 29, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an eyelid correction procedure to improve her vision. Now, Nita needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my daughter’s eyelid will be better after surgery, so when she goes to school she can grow up happily,” Nita’s mother said.

Nita is an 18-month-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older sister and her parents are rice farmers. She enjoys playing with her doll at h...

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Nita's Timeline

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nita was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nita received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nita's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nita's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nita's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Ptosis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $314 for Nita's treatment
Hospital Fees
$62
Medical Staff
$212
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Ptosis is a drooping eyelid that obstructs vision. The patient can experience blurred vision and tearing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Untreated ptosis can lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can lead to permanent decreased vision or blindness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Ptosis may occur more frequently in Cambodia due to higher incidence of trauma. Congenital ptosis is associated with other syndromic conditions affecting Cambodian children, which may occur in part from environmental exposures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The kind of ptosis repair a patient requires is determined by the degree of eyelid drooping and the cause of the ptosis. Sometimes, the excess skin from the upper eyelid can simply be shortened. Sometimes, the connective tissues and ligaments of the eyelid muscles need to be repaired. In the case of congenital ptosis, a connection with the forehead musculature needs to be fashioned.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients no longer experience obstructed vision. This improvement is very important for children, who are at risk of developing amblyopia.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Ptosis surgery is relatively successful and low-risk. In some cases, a second procedure is needed if the tissues continue to degenerate.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are not many sites in Cambodia that offer this surgery to patients who cannot pay.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

When ptosis affects the visual field, surgery is the only available treatment.

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