Woman gives birth to a baby boy without eyes in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
The mother received regular prenatal checkups, finding nothing abnormal, before giving birth on Sept. 20.
Doctors said the boy suffered from a rare disease which is difficult to detect in advance through ordinary ultrasound scans.
Experts said the incidence of eyeball defect is rather low and genetic related.
The boy showed no other health problems.
His parents have called for help from non-profit organizations, and vowed to keep the child despite hardships.
Anophthalmia is the medical term for the absence of one or both eyes.
Anophthalmia has been reported to be present in 3 out of every 100,000 births.
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) September 28, 2016
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