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Success! Bun from Cambodia raised $292 to fund eye surgery.

Bun
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  • $292 raised, $0 to go
$292
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bun's treatment was fully funded on March 20, 2018.

Photo of Bun post-operation

February 6, 2018

Bun underwent eye surgery.

Bun has returned home after a successful operation. Bun’s vision has been restored, and he will be able to go back to school and go about his daily life with improved vision.

He says, “Now I am good looking and feeling better than before.”

Bun has returned home after a successful operation. Bun's vision has been restored, and he will be able to go back to school and go about hi...

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February 4, 2018

Bun is a six-year-old from Cambodia. He has one older sister. He likes to play with his neighbors and watch cartoons. When he grows up he wants to be a teacher in his village.

Bun has ptosis in his left eye. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid droops over the eye. He feels uncomfortable when he is at school

Bun traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 5, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an eyelid correction procedure to improve his vision. Now, Bun needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure.

His mother says, “I hope my son can feel more comfortable and less shy at school after the surgery.”

Bun is a six-year-old from Cambodia. He has one older sister. He likes to play with his neighbors and watch cartoons. When he grows up he wa...

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Bun's Timeline

  • February 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bun was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bun 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.

  • February 05, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Ptosis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $292 for Bun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$62
Medical Staff
$190
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Ptosis is a drooping eyelid that obstructs vision. The patient can experience blurred vision and tearing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Untreated ptosis can lead to amblyopia, or lazy eye, which can lead to permanent decreased vision or blindness.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Ptosis may occur more frequently in Cambodia due to higher incidence of trauma. Congenital ptosis is associated with other syndromic conditions affecting Cambodian children, which may occur in part from environmental exposures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The kind of ptosis repair a patient requires is determined by the degree of eyelid drooping and the cause of the ptosis. Sometimes, the excess skin from the upper eyelid can simply be shortened. Sometimes, the connective tissues and ligaments of the eyelid muscles need to be repaired. In the case of congenital ptosis, a connection with the forehead musculature needs to be fashioned.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients no longer experience obstructed vision. This improvement is very important for children, who are at risk of developing amblyopia.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Ptosis surgery is relatively successful and low-risk. In some cases, a second procedure is needed if the tissues continue to degenerate.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are not many sites in Cambodia that offer this surgery to patients who cannot pay.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

When ptosis affects the visual field, surgery is the only available treatment.

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