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Success! Ranny from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye surgery.

Ranny
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$187
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$0
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Fully funded
Ranny's treatment was fully funded on May 28, 2020.

Photo of Ranny post-operation

May 31, 2020

Ranny underwent chalazion eye surgery.

Ranny’s surgery was successful and her chalazion was removed. Her vision has been improved, and she will no longer experience irritation or pain. She will also experience improved self-confidence.

Ranny has been discharged back home with ointment and medication and a one-week followup appointment has been scheduled.

“First I am glad that my eye irritation has stopped, and it will feel so good to go outside again. Also, I will not be so shy to talk to other people, so I can go back to selling bags and earning money,” Ranny said.

Ranny's surgery was successful and her chalazion was removed. Her vision has been improved, and she will no longer experience irritation or ...

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May 5, 2020

Ranny is a 33-year-old in Cambodia who sells bags online to earn income. Ranny has one son, and enjoys listening to music, and playing on Facebook.

Five month ago, Ranny developed a chalazion in her left eye, causing her blurred vision, irritation, and discomfortable look. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. She shared, “it is irritating me and makes it difficult for me to see clearly and get my work done.”

Ranny traveled to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On May 5th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Ranny’s symptoms should improve drastically. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my eye will look much better after my operation, so I can go anywhere, especially I can continue to sell bags and other products online,” Ranny said.

Ranny is a 33-year-old in Cambodia who sells bags online to earn income. Ranny has one son, and enjoys listening to music, and playing on Fa...

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Ranny's Timeline

  • May 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 05, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ranny 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.

  • May 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ranny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ranny's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ranny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

Rin is a 49-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for 20 years, and have two children together. His wife works in a factory, and his children are all in school. He works long hours, and raises chickens for additional income. He enjoys cooking for his family in his free time. Rin had a work accident and has an open fracture on left forearm. He went to a local hospital for an open reduction internal fixation and skin graft, but the surgery did not help him feel better. He has now come to Watsi's Medical Partner CSC because the fracture is still impacting him in a challenging way. He cannot use his fingers and has pain when he tries to work with this hand. One year ago, he was dragged under a vehicle and fractured his left forearm. He went to a local hospital and was operated on, but the fracture did not heal properly. He still experiences chronic pain from his injury, and he cannot move his hand. His family has lost their primary source of income since he cannot work, and he is worried about being able to support them. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On June 3rd, Rin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. After the surgery, he will be able move his wrist and hand, and return to work. Rin said, "I am proud of my work and I want to work so I can support my family. My hand is in pain all the time, but I really hope that this surgery is enough for me to keep working."

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$140raised
$325to go

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