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Y Chhean is a thirteen-year-old student from Cambodia who needs $187 for eye surgery.

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September 3, 2021

Y Chhean is a 13-year-old seventh grade student. He has two siblings, and his parents are rice farmers. At school, he likes reading. In his free time after his studies, he likes to play football with his friends.

A month ago, Y Chhean developed a chalazion in his right eye, causing him swelling, irritation, and pain. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient’s tear gland. It is difficult for him to see clearly and study, and he is embarrassed about how his eye looks.

Y Chhean traveled for two and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. On September 3rd, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Y Chhean’s symptoms should improve. He needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure.

“I hope after surgery my eye will be better, and I can see clearly,” says T Chhean. “I want to be able to read and play football with my friends.”

Y Chhean is a 13-year-old seventh grade student. He has two siblings, and his parents are rice farmers. At school, he likes reading. In his ...

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Y Chhean's Timeline

  • September 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Y Chhean was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Y Chhean was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Y Chhean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Y Chhean is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Y Chhean's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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