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Sok from Cambodia raised $150 for vision-restoring cataract surgery.

Sok
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
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$0
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Sok's treatment was fully funded on November 20, 2015.

Photo of Sok post-operation

November 29, 2015

Sok received vision-restoring cataract surgery.

“Sok can see everything better than before. Sok has been instructed to apply antibiotic eye drops 8 times a day to protect his eye from infection,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

Sok tells us, “I feel so happy that I can see everything clearer than before. Now I can do my work on the farm very well and go anywhere outside by myself. I can help take care of my grandchild at home too.”

His son adds, “I feel very happy that my father can see everything clearly again, and I don’t have to worry about his eye becoming blind anymore.”

"Sok can see everything better than before. Sok has been instructed to apply antibiotic eye drops 8 times a day to protect his eye from infe...

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October 29, 2015

Sok is a 63-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is a father of five and grandfather of three, and enjoys going to the pagoda to serve the monks in his free time.

“One year ago, Sok developed a cataract in his right eye,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “This causes him blurred vision and minor pain.”

A cataract occurs when the eye lens becomes covered by a cloudy layer. This can cause functional blindness, where the patient can only see blurred finger or hand motions.

Due to this condition, Sok’s daily activities, including time spent with his family, have become increasingly difficult. “I can’t see everything clearly and it is hard to do my work on the farm,” Sok tells us. “It is difficult to see faces of people.”

After learning about CSC, Sok travelled four hours from his home to receive proper treatment.

For $150, Sok will undergo cataract surgery. Doctors at CSC will remove the cloudy lens in Sok’s right eye and replace it with a clear lens implant.

Within one day of his operation, Sok will be able to see clearly again.

Sok is a 63-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is a father of five and grandfather of three, and enjoys going to the pagoda to serve the...

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Sok's Timeline

  • October 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sok was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok received treatment. 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.

  • November 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 20, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 29, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sok. Read the update.

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Choury

Choury is a shy, 18 year old girl living with her widowed mother in Kandal province in Cambodia. Her brothers are all married and live away from home, while her mother works as a rainy day rice farmer. In her free time, Choury enjoys playing tennis, swimming, cooking, listening to music, and meeting with her friends. Since Choury was about three months old, she has had problems with her mouth. For the past ten years, she has had frequent infections, accompanied by fevers, near her left ear, and stiffness near her temporomandibular joint - which connects the jaw to the skull. Because her father has passed away, her mother has not been able to afford any medical care for Choury. Choury is unable to open her mouth, which makes it difficult for her to eat and drink, and she always wears a mask due to her low self-esteem resulting from her face and frequent infections. Choury has been diagnosed with recurrent ankylosis and chronic osteitis. The ankylosis - and the constant inflammation in her jawbone - cause severely limited jaw function, as well as oral hygiene and nutritional problems. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. They plan to do surgery on December 6th at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre. Her family needs help with the $469 cost of her surgery and hospitalization. After surgery, Choury hopes she will be able to open her mouth, to speak better, and to no longer feel ashamed of her appearance. Choury said: "I hope the doctors can help me open my mouth better, and look like other people my age. I am embarrassed at work and feel poorly. I have not been able to eat real food. This would make me very happy."

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