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Success! Duot from Cambodia raised $300 to treat glaucoma.

Duot
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  • $300 raised, $0 to go
$300
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Duot's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2016.

Photo of Duot post-operation

February 23, 2016

Duot received vision-restoring glaucoma surgery.

“Duot’s trabeculectomy surgery went well. He has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect himself from infection,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. “He can see everything better than before and is experiencing less burning and pain.”

Duot shares, “I have been feeling good and happier than before, because now my eye is not in pain.” He looks forward to continuing his work at the farm and venturing outside. Duot’s wife is relieved that his vision has improved and expresses her gratitude for the staff and medical team at CSC.

"Duot's trabeculectomy surgery went well. He has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect himself from infection," reports our me...

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January 19, 2016

Duot is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. From his earnings working at the farm, he supports his wife, son, and daughter.

“One year ago, Duot developed glaucoma in his right eye,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve in the eye, worsening over time. It is caused by a high pressure around the nerve and, if untreated, can result in total blindness.

At the moment, Duot’s glaucoma has damaged his vision to the point he can no longer work or go outside alone.

Doctors at CSC can treat Duot’s glaucoma. In an operation called a trabeculectomy, doctors will drain the fluid in the eye that causes the increased pressure that is damaging his optic nerve. “After the operation, Duot’s pain and burning will be relieve,” explains CSC. “The pressure in his eye will be released.”

Duot and his wife travelled for seven hours to reach CSC, but do not have the funds to afford the treatment. For $300, he will be able to receive the operation and cover all the associated costs, including hospital stay and food, pre-and-post operative care, and medicines.

After the surgery, Duot hopes to return to his work at the farm. “I hope my eyes can see better and not hurt any more so I can continue my work at the farm and not worry about becoming blind any more,” he shares.

Duot is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. From his earnings working at the farm, he supports his wife, son, and daughter. “One yea...

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Duot's Timeline

  • January 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Duot 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.

  • February 3, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Duot's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 6, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Duot's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 23, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Duot's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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