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Success! Sokun from Cambodia raised $187 to fund a treatment for his eye.

Sokun
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Sokun's treatment was fully funded on September 19, 2021.

Photo of Sokun post-operation

July 14, 2021

Sokun underwent a treatment for his eye.

Sokun had a successful surgery to remove his chalazion. He’s now resting for a few days at home while his eye heals, and applying eye drops frequently to reduce the risk of infection. With the removal of the inflamed cyst, his vision has improved so that he can be more independent. He feels his life will be better because he can return to his job as a driver to support his family.

Sokun shared, “I am thankful to the people who funded my surgery and hope that they continue to help Cambodians who need help like me to support our family.”

Sokun had a successful surgery to remove his chalazion. He's now resting for a few days at home while his eye heals, and applying eye drops ...

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June 2, 2021

Sokun is a 57-year-old driver and is married with three daughters and four grandchildren. Sokun works as a driver for the Ministry of Health and, in his free time, he enjoys listening to the radio.

Two months ago, Sokun developed a chalazion in his left eye, causing him pain, itchiness, and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for him to see clearly and drive safely.

Sokun traveled for two and a half hours with his wife to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On June 2nd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sokun’s symptoms should improve and he can continue working. He needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Sokun shared, “I hope my eye swelling goes away and I can see well again so I can return to work without worries.”

Sokun is a 57-year-old driver and is married with three daughters and four grandchildren. Sokun works as a driver for the Ministry of Health...

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Sokun's Timeline

  • June 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokun 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.

  • June 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Sokun'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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