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Success! Sary from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye treatment.

Sary
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Sary's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Sary post-operation

March 14, 2022

Sary underwent chalazion eye treatment.

Sary and her mother traveled to our medical partner CSC for her successful procedure. She will rest for several days, take antibiotics, and use eyedrops at home to help in healing and reduce the chance of infection. This treatment will help her feel confident and return to school with a new outlook on life. Her pain will be less and doctors look forward to seeing her for a check-up in a few weeks.

Sary’s mother said: “We are relieved Sary’s eye will soon look normal again. Her pain is less and it is not so red. Thank you to the staff and donors who helped us.”

Sary and her mother traveled to our medical partner CSC for her successful procedure. She will rest for several days, take antibiotics, and...

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January 10, 2022

Sary is a bright 10-year-old student. She’s in grade five in school and has one younger brother. Her father is a policeman, and her mother is a housewife. In her free time, she enjoys drawing pictures and reading books.

About a week ago, Sary developed a chalazion, or an inflamed cyst in the tear gland of her left eye. The chalazion causes her pain, swelling, and redness. It is difficult for her to see clearly and go to school. She feels embarrassed by her condition and that other children make fun of how her eye looks.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is helping Sary receive treatment. On January 10th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sary’s symptoms should improve. Now, she and her family need help raising $187 to fund her procedure and care.

Sary shared, “I hope after surgery my eye gets well, and I can attend school without being ashamed of how my eye looks.”

Sary is a bright 10-year-old student. She's in grade five in school and has one younger brother. Her father is a policeman, and her mother i...

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Sary's Timeline

  • January 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sary 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.

  • January 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sary's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Sary'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

100% funded

100%funded
$1,500raised
$0to go