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Success! Nary from Cambodia raised $229 to fund sight-restoring eye surgery.

Nary
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nary's treatment was fully funded on February 22, 2021.

Photo of Nary post-operation

February 24, 2021

Nary underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.

Nary traveled to our Medical Partner CSC to have a cataract extraction with the eye surgery team. He was feeling great after surgery and was ecstatic that he is now able to do more on his own, like visit the pagoda without any help from his children or grandchildren. He told us that he now feels more independent and is happy to be heading home able to finally see clearly.

Nary traveled to our Medical Partner CSC to have a cataract extraction with the eye surgery team. He was feeling great after surgery and was...

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November 23, 2020

Nary is a 79-year-old retired soldier from Cambodia. He has three sons, four daughters, and five grandchildren. Nary lives with his wife and two of his daughters. He shared that he likes to listen to the news and monks praying on the radio.

Around three years ago, Nary developed a cataract in his left eye, causing blurry vision, photophobia, tearing, and pain. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Nary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours with his daughter seeking treatment. On November 23rd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Nary said, “At this age I just want to go to the pagoda and look after my grandchildren. I hope my eye gets better so I can do this.”

Nary is a 79-year-old retired soldier from Cambodia. He has three sons, four daughters, and five grandchildren. Nary lives with his wife and...

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Nary's Timeline

  • November 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nary 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.

  • November 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nary's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 24, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Nary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$48
Medical Staff
$141
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 with cataracts experience decreased vision, discomfort, and irritation. Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, causing functional blindness. These changes in the lens commonly occur with increasing age and therefore affect elderly people. Cataracts can also be congenital or traumatic.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The decreased vision from cataracts can cause functional blindness. This makes it difficult for the patient to conduct daily activities. Patients often need a family member to help guide and care for them. If the patient is elderly, this often affects a young child in the family. When a grandmother needs help getting around, a young child is often assigned to help with her daily tasks. That child cannot go to school.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In many countries in the developing world, surgical services are inadequate. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Even where surgical services are available, barriers to surgery remain, including cost, shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure, and limited awareness about access to available services.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide. Surgeons remove the cloudy lens and place a clear lens implant in its place.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

A patient's vision can improve to 20/20 within one day after the surgery.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Cataract surgery is highly effective and carries a low risk.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Cataract surgery is available in most areas of Cambodia. However, free surgery is not as widely available.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Some debilitating effects of cataracts can be improved with glasses. When the cataract becomes mature, however, the only definitive treatment is surgical.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.