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Khvey from Cambodia raised $150 to remove a hypermature cataract.

Khvey
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
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$0
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Fully funded
Khvey's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2015.

Photo of Khvey post-operation

September 2, 2015

Khvey received surgery to remove a hypermature cataract.

Doctors successfully replaced the damaged lens of Khvey’s right eye with an artificial implant, allowing him to “see clearly and take care of himself,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

“Khvey says he is very happy to be able to see everyone and everything clearly,” CSC continues. “He looks forward to going to the pagoda and also visiting his son and not having to rely on others to help him.”

Doctors successfully replaced the damaged lens of Khvey's right eye with an artificial implant, allowing him to "see clearly and take care o...

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August 5, 2015

Meet Khvey, an 82-year-old man from Cambodia! Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), reports, “Khvey is married with four children and eight grandchildren.” CSC adds that in his free time, “Khvey likes to listen to the monks praying in his village.”

Over the past year and half, a cataract has developed in Khvey’s right eye. A cataract is a benign lesion which grow over the lens of the eye. At this point, Khvey’s cataract has reached maturation, meaning that the growth has spread across the entire eye lens—making him partially blind.

With his poor vision, “Khvey finds it difficult to go to the pagoda or anywhere alone,” CSC explains. “He can’t do much around the house or see faces very clearly anymore.”

With $150 in funding, Khvey will receive surgery to remove the cataract in his right eye. This operation will remove his cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial substitute.

Khvey shares that he constantly worried about going blind. However, this operation will allow him to look ahead to the future with peace of mind. Following surgery, CSC offers, “Khvey will have fully restored vision.”

“Khvey hopes that getting surgery will allow him to see faces, go to the pagoda alone, visit his son more often, and most of all allow him to take care of himself without help from anyone,” CSC tells us.

Meet Khvey, an 82-year-old man from Cambodia! Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), reports, “Khvey is married with four ch...

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Khvey's Timeline

  • August 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khvey was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 05, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khvey received treatment. 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.

  • August 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khvey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khvey's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 02, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Khvey. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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