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Success! Piseth from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye treatment so he can read better in school.

Piseth
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Piseth's treatment was fully funded on July 13, 2021.

Photo of Piseth post-operation

July 1, 2021

Piseth underwent chalazion eye treatment so he can participate and read better in school.

Piseth had a successful excision of the inflamed cyst in his eye. He will apply eye drops four times a day to aid in healing, but the irritation and itching have already subsided, much to his happiness. Piseth’s eye feels much better and he can go to school with more confidence. He looks forward to reading well again and playing with his friends.

His mother is glad for Piseth to return to a normal life chalazion-free: “I am happy my son no longer has the cyst on his eyelid, the swelling has gone down and he is happy to return to school.”

Piseth had a successful excision of the inflamed cyst in his eye. He will apply eye drops four times a day to aid in healing, but the irrita...

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May 20, 2021

Piseth is an eight-year-old student, with one sister and one brother. His best subject in school is reading, and in his free time he enjoys playing football with his friends.

Two months ago, Piseth developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst in the tear gland, in his left eye. The chalazion causes him pain, itchiness, and irritation, and it is difficult for him to see clearly and read in school.

Piseth traveled with his father to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 20th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Piseth’s symptoms should improve. Now, his family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Piseth shared, “I hope my eye gets better so I can study easier at school and play with my friends.”

Piseth is an eight-year-old student, with one sister and one brother. His best subject in school is reading, and in his free time he enjoys ...

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Piseth's Timeline

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Piseth 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.

  • May 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Piseth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Piseth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Piseth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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