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Success! Trylin from Cambodia raised $292 to fund cataract surgery.

Trylin
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$292
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$0
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Fully funded
Trylin's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2016.

Photo of Trylin post-operation

January 24, 2017

Trylin underwent successful cataract surgery.

Trylin’s eye cataract was successfully removed from her left eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation.

Trylin returned home after surgery, and she has not returned for the same treatment in her right eye. Returning to the clinic can be difficult for patients, as it requires them to take time off work and travel with a family escort. Now that vision has been restored to one eye, however, the second surgery is less urgent than the first. Treatment will be free whenever Trylin returns.

Trylin says, “I feel very happy that my eyes can see clearly again. I can easily do my housework, take care of my grandchildren at home, and go to far away places very easily.”

Trylin's eye cataract was successfully removed from her left eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given...

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October 27, 2016

Trylin is a 58-year-old woman with two sons, five daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She likes to listen to the news on the radio in her free time.

One year ago, Trylin developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, irritation, and extreme sensitivity to light. It is difficult for her to see things, recognize faces, do any work, and go anywhere outside.

On October 27, Trylin underwent a cataract removal and a lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs help to fund this $292 procedure.

“I hope my eyes can see everything more clearly…so that I can easily do my housework, take care of my grandchildren, and do any work. I want to be able to go anywhere,” shares Trylin.

Trylin is a 58-year-old woman with two sons, five daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She likes to listen to the news on the radio in her f...

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Trylin's Timeline

  • October 27, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Trylin was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • October 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Trylin received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • November 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Trylin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Trylin's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Trylin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Cataract - Two Eyes
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Trylin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$187
Medical Staff
$100
Medication
$5
Supplies
$0
  • 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.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.