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Sokhom is a retired rice farmer and grandmother of 12 from Cambodia who needs $225 to fund sight-restoring eye surgery.

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July 6, 2020

Sokhom is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and twelve grandchildren. She lives with her daughter and helps take care of her grandchildren. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago. She cooks and does housework, and in her free time she goes for walks with her grandchildren and visits the pagoda.

Ten years ago, Sokhom developed entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelashes have turned in and are scratching the surface of her eyes. She feels constant irritation, experiences tearing and occasional eye pain.

Sokhom traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 6th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, Sokhom needs help to raise $225 to fund this procedure.

Sokhom shared, “If my eyelid stops causing this irritation I will be much more relaxed and happy. I want to see my family well and take my youngest grandchild out to play and not worry that I cannot see.”

Sokhom is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and twelve grandchildren. She lives with her daughter and h...

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Sokhom's Timeline

  • July 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sokhom was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • July 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokhom received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • July 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokhom's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sokhom is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $225 for Sokhom's treatment
Hospital Fees
$57
Medical Staff
$128
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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Chit is a 39-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her daughter, mother-in-law, and her sister-in-law’s three children. Her husband has recently left the village to work in Bangkok so he could increase his income, especially since her condition has worsened. Since she became ill, she feels bored because she is unable to work. Around five months ago, Chit started to feel unwell with a stiff neck, headaches, and pain in her right eye. Soon after, she noticed that the black part of her right eye started to move inward toward the middle of her face, becoming crossed eyed. As soon as she noticed a change in her right eye, she went to a hospital to see a doctor about her condition. At the hospital, she underwent a CT scan of her head which showed normal findings. Therefore, the doctor just gave her an injection and oral medications. A week later, she decided to go see a local medic in her village because she felt like the medications were not helping. The medic looked at her medical test results, assessed her and said she might have a neurological condition. The medic gave her oral medication and another injection. She took the medication she received from the medic, and her symptoms subsided gradually. Chit's symptoms disappeared completely about 20 days ago, but this only lasted around 10 days because she noticed that the black part of her right eye had started to become white and the rest of her eye, normally white, started to turn red. She bought eye drops at a local medication stall, but they did not help. A few days later, she learned about Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), a charitable clinic, from one of her nephews. On January 11th, Chit visited MTC regarding her condition, and a medic explained that unfortunately her eye was not functional anymore and that it needed to be removed due to a severe infection. The medic also explained that if her right eye was not removed, the infection could spread to her left eye and cause the same problem. MTC then brought Chit to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) and the doctor there confirmed that her eye needs to be removed as soon as possible. Chit said, "It's upsetting to know that I need to have one of my eyes removed. But then, I feel that since the eye is bad, there is no sense in keeping it. In the future, if possible, I want to get a prosthetic eye."

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