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Sreytouch is a mom-of-3 from Cambodia who needs $187 to fund eye surgery for a cyst removal.

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April 17, 2020

Sreytouch is a 30-year-old mother from Cambodia. She is living with her husband and her three little sons. She likes to do housework and plays on Facebook in her free time.

One week ago, Sreytouch developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her eye irritation, headaches, and to be uncomfortable with her appearance. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. She has difficultly seeing things clearly and is experiencing painful headaches.

Sreytouch is seeking treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On April 17th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Sreytouch’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that the chalazion will not appear on my eye again, and my eye irritation will go away with no pain. I can do my housework much better and take care my children at home,” Sreytouch said.

Sreytouch is a 30-year-old mother from Cambodia. She is living with her husband and her three little sons. She likes to do housework and pla...

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Sreytouch's Timeline

  • April 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sreytouch 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.

  • April 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sreytouch's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sreytouch's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sreytouch is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Chalazion
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $187 for Sreytouch'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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