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Success! Keom Sieng from Cambodia raised $175 to fund eye surgery.

Keom Sieng
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  • $175 raised, $0 to go
$175
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Keom Sieng's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2019.

Photo of Keom Sieng post-operation

July 10, 2019

Keom Sieng underwent eye surgery.

Koem Sieng has returned home after a successful operation. He was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. Post-operative swelling has started to go down, and his vision has improved. Thanks to surgery, he will be able to work and go about daily life with improved vision and without discomfort and irritation.

Koem Sieng has returned home after a successful operation. He was given eye drops and an ointment to reduce pain and prevent infection. Post...

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July 7, 2019

Keom Sieng is a five-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one sister, and enjoys playing soccer with his friends.

One month ago, Keom Sieng developed a chalazion in his right eye, causing him obstructed vision and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. He is unable to see clearly and experiences a loss of confidence.

Keom Sieng traveled for half an hour to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On July 8, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Keom Sieng’s symptoms should improve. He needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure.

His mother says, “I hope that after surgery, I will no longer have to worry about my son’s condition and he will look better.”

Keom Sieng is a five-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one sister, and enjoys playing soccer with his friends. One month ago, Keom Sieng...

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Keom Sieng's Timeline

  • July 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keom Sieng 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.

  • July 08, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keom Sieng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Keom Sieng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keom Sieng's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $175 for Keom Sieng'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.