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Success! Vandy from Cambodia raised $266 to fund eye surgery.

Vandy
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  • $266 raised, $0 to go
$266
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vandy's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Vandy post-operation

June 19, 2017

Vandy underwent eye surgery.

Vandy’s entropion correction procedure for both eyes went well. After the procedure in each eye, he was given eye ointment to prevent bacterial infections. Vandy’s vision has improved.

Vandy's entropion correction procedure for both eyes went well. After the procedure in each eye, he was given eye ointment to prevent bacter...

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May 23, 2017

Vandy is a 70-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He has one son, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren. He enjoys listening to monks praying at the pagoda in his free time.

Vandy developed entropion of both eyes about four years ago, causing his eyelids to turn inward. This in turn led his eyelashes to scrape the surface of his eyes. As a result of this condition Vandy experiences blurred vision, irritation, and tearing. It is difficult for him to see things clearly, to recognize faces, to do any type of work, or to walk anywhere outside by himself.

Vandy knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from a person in his village, who had surgery at CSC before. He traveled for one hour with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment.

On May 23, eye surgeons at CSC will perform a lid correction surgery for each eye to treat the entropion. This procedure will enable Vandy to see clearly and be free of irritation. Our medical partner, CSC, is requesting $266 to fund this procedure. The requested $266 pays for surgical materials, medication, and three nights of hospital stay.

Vandy is a 70-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. He has one son, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren. He enjoys listening to monks pr...

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Vandy's Timeline

  • May 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vandy was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vandy 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 2, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vandy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vandy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vandy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $266 for Vandy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$116
Medical Staff
$149
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0

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