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Success! Liv Kry from Cambodia raised $229 to fund cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Liv Kry
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  • $229 raised, $0 to go
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Liv Kry's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2021.

Photo of Liv Kry post-operation

January 4, 2022

Liv Kry underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Liv Kry’s operation went well, and her vision is already improving. As she recovers, Liv Kry looks forward to cooking and cleaning for her family again.

Liv Kry said: “I am so happy I can be more independent, I can visit the pagoda by myself, and finally see the faces of my grandchildren. Thank you for helping me have this surgery. I want to have a better life.”

Liv Kry's operation went well, and her vision is already improving. As she recovers, Liv Kry looks forward to cooking and cleaning for her f...

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October 28, 2021

Liv Kry is a 68-year-old woman who is married and has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Liv Kry lives with her husband and their youngest daughter, who works as a garment worker. Most of the time, she stays home and takes care of her husband and her grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio.

Two years ago, Liv Kry developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside.

When Liv Kry learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On October 28th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure.

Liv Kry shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly. I want to see my grandchildren’s faces well and be able to help my family more.”

Liv Kry is a 68-year-old woman who is married and has two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Liv Kry lives with her husband and t...

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Liv Kry's Timeline

  • October 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Liv Kry was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Liv Kry received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Liv Kry's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Liv Kry's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Liv Kry's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Cataract - One Eye
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $229 for Liv Kry's treatment
Hospital Fees
$48
Medical Staff
$141
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 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.