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Sout from Cambodia raised $211 to fund cataract surgery.

Sout
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  • $211 raised, $0 to go
$211
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sout's treatment was fully funded on February 14, 2018.
February 14, 2018

Sout did not receive treatment as expected.

When Sout’s blood pressure was checked, it was too high for surgery. She will return for surgery on a later date, at which point she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

When Sout's blood pressure was checked, it was too high for surgery. She will return for surgery on a later date, at which point she will be...

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February 12, 2018

Sout is a hairdresser from Cambodia. She has four sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys reading books about Buddha.

One year ago, Sout developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photophobia, eye irritation, and blurred vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Sout learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On February 13, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure.

Her daughter-in-law says, “I am very worry about my mother-in-law’s vision, I think she may be blind. I worry about her and hope surgery will help her.”

Sout is a hairdresser from Cambodia. She has four sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. She enjoys reading books about Buddha. One y...

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Sout's Timeline

  • February 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sout was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sout 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.

  • February 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sout's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Sout is no longer raising funds.

  • February 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sout's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $211 for Sout's treatment
Hospital Fees
$46
Medical Staff
$125
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 with cataracts experience decreased vision, discomfort, and irritation. Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, causing functional blindness. These changes in the lens commonly occur with increasing age and therefore affect elderly people. Cataracts can also be congenital or traumatic.

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

The decreased vision from cataracts can cause functional blindness. This makes it difficult for the patient to conduct daily activities. Patients often need a family member to help guide and care for them. If the patient is elderly, this often affects a young child in the family. When a grandmother needs help getting around, a young child is often assigned to help with her daily tasks. That child cannot go to school.

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

In many countries in the developing world, surgical services are inadequate. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Even where surgical services are available, barriers to surgery remain, including cost, shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure, and limited awareness about access to available services.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide. Surgeons remove the cloudy lens and place a clear lens implant in its place.

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

A patient's vision can improve to 20/20 within one day after the surgery.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Cataract surgery is highly effective and carries a low risk.

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

Cataract surgery is available in most areas of Cambodia. However, free surgery is not as widely available.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Some debilitating effects of cataracts can be improved with glasses. When the cataract becomes mature, however, the only definitive treatment is surgical.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.