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Success! Lisa from Cambodia raised $148 to be free from discomfort.

Lisa
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  • $148 raised, $0 to go
$148
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lisa's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2016.

Photo of Lisa post-operation

November 17, 2016

Lisa successfully received surgery on her eyelids.

Lisa’s eye treatment went very well! She was given eye ointment to fight bacterial infections, and is now at home resting with her family. Since surgery, Lisa shares that her vision has improved and she feels more comfortable.

“I feel very happy that my daughter feels more comfortable now that her eyelids are no longer swollen,” Lisa’s mother shares. “She can play games with other children as usual.”

Lisa's eye treatment went very well! She was given eye ointment to fight bacterial infections, and is now at home resting with her family. S...

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October 13, 2016

Lisa is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia, and the youngest in the family. She likes to play with toy cars and with other children in her neighborhood. Lisa’s family heard about Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) from a neighbor who had surgery here before. Lisa traveled for three hours with her mother to reach CSC for treatment.

Lisa developed a chalazion (a cyst) in each eye about one month ago causing swelling and giving her discomfort.

For $148, eye surgeons at CSC will remove the cyst from each eye with a chalazion excision procedure.

Lisa’s mother says, “I hope she looks better and feels comfortable without a cyst on her eyelids and swelling so that she can easily play games with other children.”

Lisa is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia, and the youngest in the family. She likes to play with toy cars and with other children in her neig...

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Lisa's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lisa was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • October 13, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lisa 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lisa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lisa's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lisa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $148 for Lisa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$97
Medical Staff
$50
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
  • 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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