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

Both
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Both's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2021.

Photo of Both post-operation

September 20, 2021

Both underwent chalazion eye treatment.

Both traveled with his parents to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), where he underwent successful surgery! His mother was given eye drops and antibiotics to continue his healing process from home. Because of this procedure, Both’s eye cysts are permanently healed and he will no longer experience pain or itchiness in his eyes.

Both’s mother shared, “I am so happy to see my son’s eyes are better. The swelling is gone and he is no longer in pain. Thank you to the donors who helped Both have this surgery so he can be happy again.”

Both traveled with his parents to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), where he underwent successful surgery! His mother w...

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August 5, 2021

Both is a bright 20-month-old baby boy. His parents are teachers in a school, but due to COVID-19, schools are closed and his parents are not working right now. At home, Both enjoys playing with toys.

Two months ago, Both developed a chalazion in both eyes, causing him itchiness, pain and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland.

Both’s family is seeking treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On August 5th, surgeons will remove the cysts through a chalazion excision procedure and after recovery, Both’s symptoms should improve. Now, his family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Both’s mother shared, “I hope his eye gets well soon, I feel bad when I see him like this.”

Both is a bright 20-month-old baby boy. His parents are teachers in a school, but due to COVID-19, schools are closed and his parents are no...

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Both's Timeline

  • August 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Both 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.

  • August 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Both's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Both's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Both's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Both'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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57%funded
$398raised
$296to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Ghwe

U Ghwe is a 70-year-old man who lives with his wife and granddaughter in Burma. His wife is ill and not able to look after household chores most of the time. His granddaughter is a student in grade 12, but since her school is closed right now, she looks after the household chores. U Ghwe is a weaver and primarily makes bamboo baskets used to carry materials for construction. The family also fishes and raises chickens. Four years ago, U Ghwe had a stroke which left the muscles in his right foot very stiff. Although he can walk, he cannot wear sandals comfortably and instead goes barefoot. About a month ago, while cutting bamboo for weaving, he felt something bite the sole of his right foot. When he got home that evening, his foot was painful, itchy, red and swollen. Unfortunately, he did not have money to seek treatment at a clinic and eventually, the wound developed into an abscess filled with pus. A family member finally recommended that he visit our medical partner's care center for further examination and treatment. After examination, a doctor diagnosed him with an ulcer and told him that he has diabetes. The doctor shared with him that any injury U Ghwe sustains will not heal easily. His doctor has recommended surgery to clean the ulcer and help it to heal. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping U Ghwe receive the recommended treatment. On October 7th, he will undergo a wound debridement procedure at BCMF's care center to help his wound heal. Now, he needs help raising $694 to fund his procedure and care. U Ghwe shared, "I do not know how long my daughter will not be able to [give] me money. Today, my daughter called me and said that my son-in-law will need to have surgery so she cannot send me money. I am the only one who can earn an income, so if I do not feel better, I will not be able to work. I am interested in working with wood. If was younger, I would learn and become a carpenter but now I feel I am too old."

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57%funded
$398raised
$296to go