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Success! Meng Sry from Cambodia raised $187 to fund eye surgery so he can work alongside his wife again.

Meng Sry
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Meng Sry's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2021.

Photo of Meng Sry post-operation

August 26, 2021

Meng Sry underwent eye surgery so he can work alongside his wife again.

Meng Sry’s surgery was successful! The excision of the cyst will relieve him of his symptoms, and he will be able to return to work in his tailor shop.

His wife said: “I am so thankful that Meng Sry’s eye will be better. He can return to the shop, he will see better, and will be able to work to support our family again.”

Meng Sry's surgery was successful! The excision of the cyst will relieve him of his symptoms, and he will be able to return to work in his t...

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July 23, 2021

Meng Sry is a 53-year-old tailor. He’s married and his wife is also a tailor. Together they have two daughters who are both in school. In his free time, Meng Sry enjoys listening to music on his phone and watching the news.

Five months ago, Meng Sry developed a chalazion in his left eye, causing him burning, itchiness, irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. Thus, it is difficult for him to see clearly, making tailor work impossible for him.

Meng Sry traveled to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). On July 23rd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Meng Sry’s symptoms should improve. Now, CSC is requesting $187 to fund this procedure.

Meng Sry shares, “I hope after surgery my eye irritation stops so I can feel comfortable and be able to help my wife with housework and preparing clothes in our tailor shop again.”

Meng Sry is a 53-year-old tailor. He's married and his wife is also a tailor. Together they have two daughters who are both in school. In hi...

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Meng Sry's Timeline

  • July 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Meng Sry 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.

  • July 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Meng Sry's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Meng Sry's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Meng Sry's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Meng Sry's treatment
Hospital Fees
$43
Medical Staff
$104
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 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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