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Davy from Cambodia raised $211 to fund cataract surgery.

Davy
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  • $211 raised, $0 to go
$211
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Davy's treatment was fully funded on October 15, 2019.

Photo of Davy post-operation

July 11, 2019

Davy underwent cataract surgery.

Davy has returned home after a quick and successful surgery. Davy’s visual acuity has improved, which will greatly improve her quality of life. She looks forward to being able to go places independently and return to her work without and issues.

Davy has returned home after a quick and successful surgery. Davy’s visual acuity has improved, which will greatly improve her quality of li...

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July 8, 2019

Davy is a 28-year-old fish seller from Cambodia. She has two brothers and two sisters, and she likes to spend time on social media in her free time.

Three months ago, Davy developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her pain and cloudy vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Davy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 9, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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.

She says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to see everything clearly and can go back to my work as a fish seller at the market.”

Davy is a 28-year-old fish seller from Cambodia. She has two brothers and two sisters, and she likes to spend time on social media in her fr...

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Davy's Timeline

  • July 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Davy 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.

  • July 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Davy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Davy. Read the update.

  • October 15, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Davy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $211 for Davy'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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$804raised
$164to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.