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Ryma from Cambodia raised $187 to fund eye surgery to treat a chalazion.

Ryma
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  • $187 raised, $0 to go
$187
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ryma's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2020.
January 21, 2021

Ryma did not undergo eye surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update on Ryma’s treatment that we wanted to share with you right away. She did not have her chalazion removal treatment as planned and the team has not been able to make contact with her to reschedule. We will plan to support her treatment down the road if needed and in the meantime our partner has asked that we support another patient in need. Thank you for your kind understanding.

Our medical partner shared an update on Ryma's treatment that we wanted to share with you right away. She did not have her chalazion removal...

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November 23, 2020

Ryma is a 15-year-old from Cambodia. She has two older siblings and is is in 9th grade at her school. Her parents are both farmers. When she is not studying, Ryma shared that she enjoys listening to music.

Two months ago, Ryma developed a chalazion in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, irritation, and discomfort. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and she is worried about her appearance around others.

Ryma’s family traveled for four and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On November 23th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Ryma’s symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

Ryma said, “I am studying for my future, so my vision is important to me.”

Ryma is a 15-year-old from Cambodia. She has two older siblings and is is in 9th grade at her school. Her parents are both farmers. When she...

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Ryma's Timeline

  • November 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 23, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ryma was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ryma's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Ryma is no longer raising funds.

  • January 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ryma's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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