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Success! Sive Horng from Cambodia raised $187 to fund cyst-removal surgery for her eye.

Sive Horng
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Sive Horng's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2021.

Photo of Sive Horng post-operation

December 27, 2021

Sive Horng underwent cyst-removal surgery for her eye.

Sive Horng had a successful surgery and is now resting and will wear an eye patch to assist in healing. Although it may take several weeks before her eye heals completely, she is happy that she’ll no longer have a swollen lid or feel ashamed of what her eye looks like. Sive Horng is confident that this surgery will help her live more comfortably.

Sive Horng said: “My eye will look so much better, and I no longer have pain or tearing. I am hoping to do my homework again very soon. Thank you to those who helped me to have this surgery so I can finish school.”

Sive Horng had a successful surgery and is now resting and will wear an eye patch to assist in healing. Although it may take several weeks b...

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November 25, 2021

Sive Horng is a young student. She has four siblings, where she is the second child in her family. Sive Horng lives with her parents who are farmers. She loves to watch movies on TV.

One month ago, Sive Horng developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her burning, itchiness and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and work.

Sive Horng traveled hoping for treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On November 25th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sive Horng’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Sive Horng said, “I hope after surgery my eyelid has no cyst and I don’t have to worry so I can go back to working well.”

Sive Horng is a young student. She has four siblings, where she is the second child in her family. Sive Horng lives with her parents who are...

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Sive Horng's Timeline

  • November 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sive Horng 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 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sive Horng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sive Horng's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sive Horng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Sive Horng'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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Aziza is 14-year-old girl and the second born child in a family of three children. She has just completed her class seven exams and looks forward to joining secondary school once the national examination results are out. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza was involved in a fire accident when she was just three years old and she had not been able to use her left hand to hold things or be able to participate in many home chores. Aziza had surgery in February 2020 to release the burn contracture on her hand, which went a long way to enable her to use her hand more. Now, Aziza also needs an amputation of the small finger of her left hand. Her small finger has significant flexion contracture with severe damage to the joint capsules. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other siblings are being raised by other relatives after their mother passed away three years ago. Their father is not reliable in taking care of the children, and that’s when relatives decided to come in to help since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs. Aziza’s aunt has three children of her own and including Aziza she has a total of four children. Aziza’s aunt is a stay at home wife while the husband sells bicycle spare parts and repairs them for a living. The income is not much but just enough to help support the family. Aziza says, “I am scared to lose a part of my hand but I agree with the surgeons that it is necessary and I hope it will help me be able to use my hand more. Please help me get this treatment.”

72% funded

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$785raised
$303to go

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