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Success! Seang Im from Cambodia raised $298 to fund glaucoma surgery so she can see clearly again.

Seang Im
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  • $298 raised, $0 to go
$298
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Seang Im's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2022.

Photo of Seang Im post-operation

September 17, 2022

Seang Im underwent glaucoma surgery so she can see clearly again.

Seang Im’s surgery was a success! She had not realized how much her vision had deteriorated until she removed her bandages after surgery and saw the results. Her vision will continue to improve over the next several weeks. In the meantime, Seang Im will continue to rest, apply eye drops, and wear protective lenses as part of the healing process. Upon full recovery, Seang Im can resume her full daily activities, which include caring for her grandchildren and helping her husband with the rice harvest.

Seang Im’s daughter shared, “We are grateful that the doctors are able to improve my mother’s eyesight. She is much happier and looks forward to each day with hope. Thank you to the donors and the staff who helped.”

Seang Im's surgery was a success! She had not realized how much her vision had deteriorated until she removed her bandages after surgery and...

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April 18, 2022

Seang Im is a 56-year-old rice farmer with one son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. Seang Im lives with her husband and their youngest daughter. She likes to listen to the news and monks praying on the radio.

One year ago, Seang Im developed glaucoma in her left eye. Glaucoma results from damage to the eye’s optic nerve, or the nerve connecting the eye to the brain. This causes her blurry vision and pain. She is uncomfortable and struggles to see clearly.

Seang Im traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 18th surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a glaucoma procedure to improve her vision. Now, CSC is helping Seang Im raise $298 to fund this procedure.

Seang Im says, “I hope after surgery the pain goes away and I am able to see my relatives clearly. I would like to take care of my grandchildren and do my housework well.”

Seang Im is a 56-year-old rice farmer with one son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren. Seang Im lives with her husband and their young...

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Seang Im's Timeline

  • April 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seang Im 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.

  • April 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seang Im's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 7, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seang Im's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seang Im's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Glaucoma
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $298 for Seang Im's treatment
Hospital Fees
$53
Medical Staff
$202
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43

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$955raised
$522to go

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