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Nak from Cambodia raised $150 to treat pterygium.

Nak
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nak's treatment was fully funded on July 24, 2015.

Photo of Nak post-operation

August 2, 2015

Nak received treatment to remove the pterygium in his eye.

“Nak no longer has burning sensations in his eye,” reports his doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre. “Nak says that he will now return to work because he feels so much better without the burning and itching problems.”

"Nak no longer has burning sensations in his eye," reports his doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre. “Nak says that he will now return to wo...

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July 20, 2015

Nak is a 42-year-old father to three young and lives with his family in Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) tells us, “Nak has been feeling a constant burning sensation in his eye which causes him to itch it constantly, giving him a puffy face and even more red eye.”

Nak has been diagnosed with pterygium—a noncancerous lesion that usually grows slowly due to too much sun exposure. The condition causes severe itchiness, swelling, and impaired vision.

Due to his pteryguim, Nak is in a constant state of discomfort. He used to enjoy watching news on TV and working on his farm but is unable to do either until he receives treatment.

For $150 Nak will undergo surgery to treat the pterygium. In this procedure, the pterygium is removed and the healthy part of the eye is glued or stitched onto the affected area.

Following surgery, Nak will be free of the severe itching in his eye, which in turn will lead to reduced swelling and restored vision. With this treatment Nak will be back to his usual self and can once again support and care for his family.

Nak is a 42-year-old father to three young and lives with his family in Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) tell...

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Nak's Timeline

  • July 20, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nak was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nak received treatment. 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.

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nak's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 2, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nak. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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