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Success! Roza from Cambodia raised $187 to fund a cyst removal from his eye.

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

Photo of Roza post-operation

May 26, 2021

Roza underwent a cyst removal from his eye and can return to working.

Roza had a successful procedure to remove the chalazion on his eye at our Medical Partner CSC. He will use eye drops regularly for a week, but he is overjoyed that his symptoms have decreased. He is able to safely return to his job as a moto-taxi driver, and support his family once more.

His wife said, “I’m so relieved his eye problem has disappeared. Our family has suffered without him being able to work. Now he can drive our children to school, and make money again for us to buy food.”

Roza had a successful procedure to remove the chalazion on his eye at our Medical Partner CSC. He will use eye drops regularly for a week,...

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April 29, 2021

Roza is a 45-year-old moto-taxi driver from Cambodia. He is married and has one daughter and two sons. All of his children are in school. When he has time off from work, Roza enjoys watching the news and Khmer boxing on TV.

One month ago, Roza developed a chalazion in his right eye, causing him pain, swelling, burning, tearing, and itchiness. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for him to see clearly and drive his motorbike.

Roza traveled with his wife to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On April 29th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Roza’s symptoms should improve. He needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Roza shared, “I hope after surgery my eye feels comfortable and I can return to my driving to support my family.”

Roza is a 45-year-old moto-taxi driver from Cambodia. He is married and has one daughter and two sons. All of his children are in school. Wh...

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Roza's Timeline

  • April 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Roza 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 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roza's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roza'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 Roza'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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