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Success! Nhe from Cambodia raised $266 to fund eye surgery.

Nhe
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  • $266 raised, $0 to go
$266
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nhe's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Nhe post-operation

June 19, 2017

Nhe underwent eye surgery.

Nhe’s surgery for both eyes went well. After her surgery, she was given eye ointment to prevent bacterial infections. Nhe’s vision has improved.

Nhe's surgery for both eyes went well. After her surgery, she was given eye ointment to prevent bacterial infections. Nhe's vision has impro...

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June 1, 2017

Nhe is 75 years old. She is married with one son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. She like to go to the pagoda to listen to monks pray in her free time.

Nhe developed droopy eyelids about two years ago, causing her blurred vision and tearing. It is difficult for her to see things clearly and go anywhere outside by herself. Nhe worries about going blind one day.

Nhe heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from her son. She traveled for three hours with her son to reach CSC for treatment.

Eye surgeons at CSC will remove excess skin from both of Nhe’s upper eyelids to help her see clearly again. Her surgery is now scheduled for June 1. CSC is requesting $266 to help fund Nhe’s treatment. After surgery, she will be able to see much better and get back to her normal life.

Nhe is 75 years old. She is married with one son, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. She like to go to the pagoda to listen to monks pr...

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Nhe's Timeline

  • June 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nhe was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 1, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nhe 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 7, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nhe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nhe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nhe's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Ptosis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $266 for Nhe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$116
Medical Staff
$149
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
  • 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.