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.

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  • So sad, wishing the family well.


  • Wow, never heard of this. can they fix it?


  • :-( This family will surely need a lot of help carrying on.


  • He really is a beautiful looking baby. Such a tragedy. I hope the parents stand by him and continue to care for and love him


  • Hopefully there is a group that can teach him how to live using his other senses. Teach him how to use Braille for reading and so on


  • I am not sure whether they have the same facilties in China as we do in Aust. to train vision impaired people to do the things most of us take for granted. He can learn to speak but not to read print at all. He will need to learn to read via Braille. More things are now having Braille included on them, including tablet holders. Vision impaired people tend to have better hearing and sense of smell than those with sight. Prior to electric clothes dryers when washing was hung on an outside line, there was a gadget that sounded an alarm that told you it was raining or very misty…to get your washing off the line. I knew a lady who had one.


  • You know as sad as they may be at the moment im sure in time they will see that this child will have an amazing way if proving that they can cope without eyes. It just wont be our way of coping but it has nothing to do with their ability to learn or to love.


  • Poor little one – hope that he will be Ok in every other way through his life.


  • Beautiful little bub..so very sad he will not see the amazing surrounds however I imagine he will grow and prosper like many other blind folk.
    Sending all my love and thoughts his way.


  • This breaks my heart. What a lovely little bub. Perhaps down the track medical science may be able to help this dear little soul.


  • What a beautiful baby. So sad he will not see the world. Is there any sort of operation that can give him the chance to see (even perhaps a transplant. I pray someone can help him


  • I have never heard of such a condition, which makes it hard for the family to understand. A beautiful child, otherwise, he will not know any difference and can still grow up happy.


  • Very heart broken


  • A heart breaking story,hopefully they will get all the help they need.


  • Poor boy, the road ahead will not always be easy.
    Glad the parents love him anyway.


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