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

Lisa
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lisa's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2021.

Photo of Lisa post-operation

July 21, 2021

Lisa underwent chalazion eye treatment.

At first, Lisa was very scared about having her surgery but is a much happier girl now that surgery has removed her chalazion cyst. The cyst was the source of her discomfort, and she hopes it will not return. Thanks to the successful treatment, Lisa can see more clearly and looks forward to watching cartoons on TV and playing with her friends and brothers.

Her mother shares what this surgery means to her daughter, “This will help Lisa in the future when she starts school. She won’t be ashamed of the eye and can grow up with a better life.”

At first, Lisa was very scared about having her surgery but is a much happier girl now that surgery has removed her chalazion cyst. The cyst...

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June 8, 2021

Lisa is a smart three-year-old girl with three older brothers (they’re a lot to keep up with after all!). She also enjoys playing with toys at home and watching cartoons.

One month ago, Lisa developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst of the tear gland, in her right eye. The chalazion causes her swelling and itchiness and it is difficult for her to see clearly.

Lisa traveled for two and a half hours with her mother to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). On June 8th, surgeons at CSC will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Lisa’s symptoms should improve quickly, and now her family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Lisa’s mother shared, “I want her eye to get better soon because I worry about her so much right now.”

Lisa is a smart three-year-old girl with three older brothers (they're a lot to keep up with after all!). She also enjoys playing with toys ...

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Lisa's Timeline

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lisa 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.

  • June 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lisa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lisa's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lisa'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 Lisa'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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