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Success! Ay from Cambodia raised $292 to fund eye surgery.

Ay
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  • $292 raised, $0 to go
$292
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ay's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Ay post-operation

February 15, 2019

Ay underwent eye surgery.

Ay’s operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she’s been given drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Following surgery, Ay’s eyelid has been lifted, improving her vision and confidence.

She says, “I am very happy that the surgery was a success and now I can open my eye. It also makes me less worried and I am not as shy around other people.”

Ay's operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she's been given drops to reduce ...

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February 12, 2019

Ay is a 17-year-old equipment seller from Cambodia. She is the only daughter among a family of three brothers, and she enjoys listening to Khmer classical music in her free time.

Ay has ptosis in her right eye. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid droops over the eye. She has blurred vision, making it difficult to recognize people and participate in normal activities.

Ay traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 13, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an eyelid correction procedure to improve her vision. Now, Ay needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure.

Ay is a 17-year-old equipment seller from Cambodia. She is the only daughter among a family of three brothers, and she enjoys listening to K...

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Ay's Timeline

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ay 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ay's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Ptosis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Ay's treatment
Hospital Fees
$62
Medical Staff
$190
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Ptosis is a drooping eyelid that obstructs vision. The patient can experience blurred vision and tearing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Untreated ptosis can lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can lead to permanent decreased vision or blindness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Ptosis may occur more frequently in Cambodia due to higher incidence of trauma. Congenital ptosis is associated with other syndromic conditions affecting Cambodian children, which may occur in part from environmental exposures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The kind of ptosis repair a patient requires is determined by the degree of eyelid drooping and the cause of the ptosis. Sometimes, the excess skin from the upper eyelid can simply be shortened. Sometimes, the connective tissues and ligaments of the eyelid muscles need to be repaired. In the case of congenital ptosis, a connection with the forehead musculature needs to be fashioned.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients no longer experience obstructed vision. This improvement is very important for children, who are at risk of developing amblyopia.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Ptosis surgery is relatively successful and low-risk. In some cases, a second procedure is needed if the tissues continue to degenerate.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are not many sites in Cambodia that offer this surgery to patients who cannot pay.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

When ptosis affects the visual field, surgery is the only available treatment.

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