Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Terrible: Baby born with one eye in the middle of his forehead


This baby was born with one eye in the middle of his forehead at a private hospital in the north-eastern town of El Senbellawein, in Egypt recently and doctors don't expect him to survive more than a few days.

Doctors believe he's suffering from cyclopia - an unusual medical condition named after the one-eyed giants of Greek mythology - caused by radiation exposure in the womb. Some doctors think it may have been medicines the mother took while pregnant



According to Slaati.com, the single eye, and missing nose, is a result of the boy's eye sockets not forming correctly in the womb.  Most babies with this disorder do not survive as they often have other severe defects, including seriously malformed hearts. 

This heartbreaking picture of the child was released by the family, who are receiving counselling. 

Doctors say this disorder may occur as often as four times in 1,000 births but most in most cases, the pregnancy does not go full term. It is more commonly seen in animals.

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