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Success! Chheng Nang from Cambodia raised $292 to fund cataract surgery.

Chheng Nang
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  • $292 raised, $0 to go
$292
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chheng Nang's treatment was fully funded on March 16, 2017.

Photo of Chheng Nang post-operation

March 1, 2017

Chheng Nang underwent successful cataract surgery.

Chheng Nang’s eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was given eye drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection.

Chheng Nang says, “I feel very happy that I can see clearly again. I can clean easily and go anywhere by myself.”

Chheng Nang's eye cataract was successfully removed from her right eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, she was...

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January 19, 2017

Chheng Nang is 65 years old. She is married and has three sons, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda to listen to monks pray, chat with neighbors, and look after her grandchildren.

Two years ago, Chheng Nang developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, tearing, and headaches. It is difficult for her to see things clearly, do any work, and go anywhere on her own. Chheng Nang is worried about going blind.

Chheng Nang heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from her neighbor. She traveled for three hours with her daughter-in-law to reach CSC for treatment. On January 19, doctors will perform an extracapsular cataract extraction and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. CSC is requesting $292 to fund this procedure.

After surgery, Chheng Nang will be able to see clearly again.

Chheng Nang is 65 years old. She is married and has three sons, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda to li...

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Chheng Nang's Timeline

  • January 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chheng Nang 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.

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chheng Nang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chheng Nang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 16, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chheng Nang's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Cataract - Two Eyes
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Chheng Nang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$187
Medical Staff
$100
Medication
$5
Supplies
$0
  • 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.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.