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Success! Chhong from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye treatment helping him to see clearly.

Chhong
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chhong's treatment was fully funded on July 15, 2021.

Photo of Chhong post-operation

July 14, 2021

Chhong underwent chalazion eye treatment helping him to see clearly.

Chhong traveled 5 hours with his mother to CSC and had surgery to remove his chalazion cysts, which were causing him a lot of discomfort and worry for his family. He will now be able to grow up without worrying about the cysts coming back. His family is relieved that he will be able to see better and concentrate when he starts school.

Chhong’s mother said, “I am so happy Chhong will see better. He won’t be ashamed of how his eyes looked and will enjoy playing with his brother without eye problems now.”

Chhong traveled 5 hours with his mother to CSC and had surgery to remove his chalazion cysts, which were causing him a lot of discomfort and...

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June 7, 2021

Chhong is a smart two-year-old boy with one brother. Chhong enjoys playing with his toy car, and his father works as a security guard.

Two months ago, Chhong developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst in his tear gland, in both eyes causing him irritation, swelling, and tearing. It is difficult for him to see clearly.

Chhong traveled across the country for five hours with his mother to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On June 7th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Chhong’s symptoms should improve. Now, his family needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Chhong’s mother shared, “I hope my son can get well soon so he can play with his brother and I don’t need to worry so much about his eyes anymore.”

Chhong is a smart two-year-old boy with one brother. Chhong enjoys playing with his toy car, and his father works as a security guard. Tw...

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Chhong's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhong 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.

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chhong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chhong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Chhong'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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