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Success! Rachana from Cambodia raised $292 to fund eye surgery.

Rachana
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  • $292 raised, $0 to go
$292
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rachana's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Rachana post-operation

November 27, 2017

Rachana underwent eye surgery.

Rachana is back home and doing well. This procedure will help Rachana’s vision development.

“Thank you for helping my daughter,” says her mother.

Rachana is back home and doing well. This procedure will help Rachana's vision development. "Thank you for helping my daughter," says her...

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November 9, 2017

Rachana is a baby from Cambodia. She is the youngest of four children.

Rachana has ptosis in both eyes. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid droops over the eye. Her mother is worried about her development.

Rachana traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 9, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an eyelid correction procedure to improve her vision. Now, Rachana’s family needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure.

Her mother says, “I want my daughter to have good vision.”

Rachana is a baby from Cambodia. She is the youngest of four children. Rachana has ptosis in both eyes. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid dro...

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Rachana's Timeline

  • November 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 9, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rachana 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.

  • November 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rachana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rachana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rachana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Ptosis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Rachana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$62
Medical Staff
$190
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Ptosis is a drooping eyelid that obstructs vision. The patient can experience blurred vision and tearing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Untreated ptosis can lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can lead to permanent decreased vision or blindness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Ptosis may occur more frequently in Cambodia due to higher incidence of trauma. Congenital ptosis is associated with other syndromic conditions affecting Cambodian children, which may occur in part from environmental exposures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The kind of ptosis repair a patient requires is determined by the degree of eyelid drooping and the cause of the ptosis. Sometimes, the excess skin from the upper eyelid can simply be shortened. Sometimes, the connective tissues and ligaments of the eyelid muscles need to be repaired. In the case of congenital ptosis, a connection with the forehead musculature needs to be fashioned.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients no longer experience obstructed vision. This improvement is very important for children, who are at risk of developing amblyopia.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Ptosis surgery is relatively successful and low-risk. In some cases, a second procedure is needed if the tissues continue to degenerate.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are not many sites in Cambodia that offer this surgery to patients who cannot pay.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

When ptosis affects the visual field, surgery is the only available treatment.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sreyna

Sreyna is a 9-year-old girl who is living with her grandmother. Sreyna's mother works in a garment factory in another province, and sends money to Sreyna's grandmother for her care. Sreyna enjoys school, and is hoping to become an accountant. She also likes playing with her friends, reading, painting, and watching cartoons, and her favorite meal is a traditional Khmer noodle dish that her grandmother makes for her. In June 2021, Sreyna was hit by a car while riding her bike home from school, and her left leg was severely injured. Her family took her to a local hospital, where she received medical care and a skin graft. A year later, as a result of her injury and treatment, Sreyna's left leg is shorter than her right leg, she has limited range of motion of her ankle, and she has a large scar. She has difficulty walking, and she can't keep up with her friends when running and playing. Her grandmother shared that she is worried it is also impacting her confidence. A neighbor suggested our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for treatment so Sreyna and her grandmother traveled there hoping for care. Now surgeons plan to do a series of procedures on Sreyna's leg, which should enable her to walk and run and to keep up with her friends when they play. They are raising $487 to fund Sreyna's medical care, which is scheduled for May 12th at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Sreyna's grandmother said: "I hope Sreyna's leg will be fixed so she can walk without a limp and be active like other children."

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