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Success! Srey Nich from Cambodia raised $175 to fund a chalazion excision procedure.

Srey Nich
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  • $175 raised, $0 to go
$175
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Nich's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2019.

Photo of Srey Nich post-operation

December 9, 2019

Srey Nich underwent a chalazion excision procedure.

Srey Nich’s operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eyes are a little bit swollen after surgery, but she’s been given drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Following surgery, Srey Nich has improved vision and confidence.

Srey Nich said, “I am so happy that my eyelids have been treated and I am looking and feeling so much better than before.”

Srey Nich's operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eyes are a little bit swollen after surgery, but she's been given drops t...

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December 2, 2019

Srey Nich is a 5-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has two older sisters and two older brothers, and enjoys watching cartoons and playing with her dolls.

Five months ago, Srey Nich developed a chalazion in both eyes, causing her pain, swelling, tearing, and itchiness. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and causes discomfort.

Srey Nich traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Srey Nich’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I will no longer have to worry about my daughter’s condition, and the cysts on her eyes will go away,” shared Srey Nich’s parents.

Srey Nich is a 5-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has two older sisters and two older brothers, and enjoys watching cartoons and playing wit...

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Srey Nich's Timeline

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 3, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Nich 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.

  • December 4, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Nich's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 9, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Nich's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 27, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Nich's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $175 for Srey Nich's treatment
Hospital Fees
$43
Medical Staff
$92
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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