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

Nary
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nary's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2021.

Photo of Nary post-operation

July 12, 2021

Nary underwent a sight-restoring eye surgery.

Nary had a successful surgery and was able to return home. She’s using drops in her eyes to aid in healing and resting for a few days. Her vision has improved quickly and she looks forward to her increased independence, especially going to the market by herself.

Nary’s sister shares in the relief and joy of her sister’s recovery, “I am so happy to see Nary with improved eyesight. She can cook and clean for her family, and do things for herself again. Thank you to the donors who helped my sister have better eyesight.”

Nary had a successful surgery and was able to return home. She's using drops in her eyes to aid in healing and resting for a few days. Her v...

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May 28, 2021

Nary is a 50-year-old mother of two with one son and one daughter. Nary lives with her husband, who works as a policeman. When she has free time, Nary enjoys listening to traditional music and watching the news.

Five years ago, Nary developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her photo phobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Nary’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled there with her sister seeking treatment. On May 28th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Nary shared, “I hope after surgery that my eye can see well so I can cook good food for my family and go to the market by myself.”

Nary is a 50-year-old mother of two with one son and one daughter. Nary lives with her husband, who works as a policeman. When she has free ...

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Nary's Timeline

  • May 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 28, 2021
    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.

  • June 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 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.