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Success! Ny from Cambodia raised $229 to fund sight-restoring eye surgery.

Ny
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ny's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2021.

Photo of Ny post-operation

January 6, 2021

Ny underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.

Ny’s eye procedure was successful! She has returned home with eye-drop medication and will return in about a week for a follow up eye exam. Once her eye has fully healed, she’s excited to have improved vision again and enjoy more independence in her life.

Ny said, “I am so happy that I will be able to see my grandchildren growing up, and that I can do house work by myself.”

Ny's eye procedure was successful! She has returned home with eye-drop medication and will return in about a week for a follow up eye exam. ...

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September 21, 2020

Ny is a 69-year-old farmer from Cambodia. Ny was married with five sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. Ny’s husband died about 10 years ago from heart disease. Ny shared that she likes to relax and listen to the monks pray when she isn’t working.

Five years ago, Ny developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, irritation, cloudy lens, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Ny learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours by taxi with her daughter seeking treatment. On September 21st, doctors will perform phacoemulsification (Phaco) and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Ny said, “I hope after surgery I can be able to help my daughter more and take care of my grandchildren.”

Ny is a 69-year-old farmer from Cambodia. Ny was married with five sons, two daughters, and 10 grandchildren. Ny's husband died about 10 yea...

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Ny's Timeline

  • September 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ny was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ny 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.

  • September 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 05, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ny's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 06, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Ny's treatment
Hospital Fees
$48
Medical Staff
$141
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 with cataracts experience decreased vision, discomfort, and irritation. Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, causing functional blindness. These changes in the lens commonly occur with increasing age and therefore affect elderly people. Cataracts can also be congenital or traumatic.

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

The decreased vision from cataracts can cause functional blindness. This makes it difficult for the patient to conduct daily activities. Patients often need a family member to help guide and care for them. If the patient is elderly, this often affects a young child in the family. When a grandmother needs help getting around, a young child is often assigned to help with her daily tasks. That child cannot go to school.

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

In many countries in the developing world, surgical services are inadequate. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness globally. Even where surgical services are available, barriers to surgery remain, including cost, shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure, and limited awareness about access to available services.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide. Surgeons remove the cloudy lens and place a clear lens implant in its place.

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

A patient's vision can improve to 20/20 within one day after the surgery.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Cataract surgery is highly effective and carries a low risk.

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

Cataract surgery is available in most areas of Cambodia. However, free surgery is not as widely available.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Some debilitating effects of cataracts can be improved with glasses. When the cataract becomes mature, however, the only definitive treatment is surgical.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.