Success! Sokha from Cambodia raised $253 to fund sight-restoring cataract surgery.

Sokha
$253
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokha's treatment was fully funded on February 19, 2024.
  • Sokha's story
  • Sokha's update
August 7, 2023

Photo of Sokha post-operation

March 5, 2024

Sokha underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.

Sokha had been struggling with light sensitivity caused by her cataract, and spent her days indoors, leading to loneliness. Selling eggs had...

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Sokha's Timeline

  • August 7, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sokha was submitted by Panha Im, IT Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 7, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokha 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 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 19, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokha's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 5, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Oun is a 58-year-old grandmother. She and her husband are farmers in a rural area about two and a half hours from the capital Phnom Penh. They are parents to two sons and one daughter and proud grandparents of three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV. Oun has spent the majority of her life outside, which has exposed her to sunny, dusty, sandy, and windy conditions which has contributed to her condition. Seven years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, which is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. This causes her irritation and burning. The condition has significantly impacted her vision. It is difficult for her to engage in social activities, read, watch television, or even recognize faces. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for March 8th. Oun said, "I hope after surgery my eye will not be red or irritated. I hope to have no worry and go back to planting rice."

$50raised
$175to go