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Success! Lisa from Cambodia raised $187 to fund chalazion eye treatment.

Lisa
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lisa's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2020.

Photo of Lisa post-operation

April 28, 2020

Lisa underwent chalazion eye treatment.

Lisa’s surgery went well! She feels very comfortable and happy after her eyelid surgery. The redness and pain have gone away.

Her mom shared, “I am very happy to see my daughter’s eyelid looking better after surgery. Now she is playful at home and I don’t worry so much about her.”

Lisa's surgery went well! She feels very comfortable and happy after her eyelid surgery. The redness and pain have gone away. Her mom sh...

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April 6, 2020

Lisa is a 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two younger siblings and her doll.

Five months ago, Lisa developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her redness and discomfort. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly.

Lisa traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On April 6th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Lisa’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

“I worry very much about my daughter’s eyelid. I hope she can see clearly and have no pain after surgery,” Lisa’s father said.

Lisa is a 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two younger siblings and her doll. Five months ago, Lisa developed a...

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Lisa's Timeline

  • April 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lisa 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 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lisa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lisa's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lisa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

Philomena was diagnosed with ARM at birth. With this condition, the little one was found to lack an anal opening and instead was passing stool through her vagina. A few hours after birth, Philomena, one in a set of twins, was noted to have a distended abdomen. The doctor quickly checked on the baby and discovered she lacked an anal opening. To keep Philomena from getting a fistula, the doctors put in a colostomy at three days. Philomena’s parents paid for this through some family savings they had. When they left for home, Philomena’s twin sister developed a persistent cough which was later found to be a hole in the heart. "I have never felt this drained ever in my life. Since I gave birth I am always in hospitals with either one of my two babies,” says Philomena’s mother. Due to lack of finances, Philomena’s parents shared their plight with their church members and one of them advised that they visit Watsi Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital. At BethanyKids a surgery to create an anal opening has been recommended. If not treated, Philomena will not lead a normal life and will be forced to use a colostomy for life. The surgery is a cost Philomena’s parents cannot bear. Philomena’s father is a carpenter while her mother closed her grocery store to tend to the children. Together they have five children with three currently in school. With very limited income and having exhausted their savings, Philomena’s parents are not able to raise the funds needed. They had defaulted on paying the national health insurance premiums as they could not keep up, but they’ve been advised to try to maintain this coverage in the future given their family's health needs. “Please help us. It is quite a stressful time for us but we believe we will come from it as victors,” says Philomena’s mother.

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$428raised
$280to go

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