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Success! Sok Mouy from Cambodia raised $229 to fund cataract surgery.

Sok Mouy
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$229
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$0
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Fully funded
Sok Mouy's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2020.

Photo of Sok Mouy post-operation

December 20, 2020

Sok Mouy underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.

One month after her surgery for her cataract, Mouy is able to see much better. She is able to go outside, do housework, and care for her family. She is feeling relieved and happy to be well again.

She shared, “I’m glad that I can see better and can recognize all my relatives and friends when I see them. I can take better care of my grandchildren now.”

One month after her surgery for her cataract, Mouy is able to see much better. She is able to go outside, do housework, and care for her fam...

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October 13, 2020

Sok Mouy is a 70-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Sok Mouy is married and has three daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren. She likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio.

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

When Sok Mouy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled with her sister by tuk tuk seeking treatment. On October 13th, doctors will perform phacoemulsification and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Sok Mouy shared, “I hope I can see everything after my surgery well so I can do work at home, take care of my grandchildren, and get around easily by myself.”

Sok Mouy is a 70-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Sok Mouy is married and has three daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren. She lik...

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Sok Mouy's Timeline

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok Mouy 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.

  • October 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok Mouy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok Mouy's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sok Mouy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Sok Mouy'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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