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Success! Lim from Cambodia raised $187 to fund eye surgery so she can resume her studies.

Lim
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lim's treatment was fully funded on July 15, 2021.

Photo of Lim post-operation

July 21, 2021

Lim underwent eye surgery so she can resume her studies.

Lim was very timid and didn’t want to look at anyone because she was shy about how her eye looked. After surgery, she is much more confident and feels so much better. Lim will rest for a few days and have her mom apply eye drops to aid in healing. She is hopeful she will be able to see better and study in school.

Lim said, “I’m happy my eye won’t be swollen and itchy. This will help me in the future because I can read books and study hard to help my parents.”

Lim was very timid and didn't want to look at anyone because she was shy about how her eye looked. After surgery, she is much more confident...

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June 17, 2021

Lim is a brave, seven-year-old girl. She has three older sisters, and her parents make and sell palm sugar. In school, Lim is currently in second grade and enjoys to read books. At home, she likes to play with her dolls and draw pictures with her sisters.

Two months ago, Lim developed a chalazion, or inflamed cyst, in her right eye, causing her itchiness, irritation, and tearing. This makes it difficult for her to see clearly and study at school.

Lim traveled for one hour and a half with her father to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). On June 17th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Lim’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Lim is optimistic, “I hope my eye is better and comfortable as soon as possible so I can do well in school and not worry about my eye.”

Lim is a brave, seven-year-old girl. She has three older sisters, and her parents make and sell palm sugar. In school, Lim is currently in s...

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Lim's Timeline

  • June 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lim 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 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lim's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lim'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 Lim'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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