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Success! Saveth from Cambodia raised $210 to fund chalazion eye treatment.

Saveth
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  • $210 raised, $0 to go
$210
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saveth's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2022.
May 2, 2022

Saveth is a 60-year-old retired rice farmer with two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She lives with her son who is a garment worker. At home, when not helping to care for grandchildren, she likes to listen to the news and monks praying on the radio.

A month ago, Saveth developed a chalazion in her left eye, causing her pain, itchiness and swelling. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly, and she is ashamed of how her eye looks.

Saveth traveled to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 2nd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Saveth’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $210 to fund this procedure.

Saveth says, “I hope after surgery my eye gets well. I want to take care of my grandchildren, and I hope my eye will feel and look better.”

Saveth is a 60-year-old retired rice farmer with two sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren. She lives with her son who is a garment wo...

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Saveth's Timeline

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Saveth was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saveth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saveth's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Saveth's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $210 for Saveth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$36
Medical Staff
$132
Medication
$0
Supplies
$42
  • 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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