A poor one year boy from Xiamen China, has never shed a tear since his birth – even if he is in great pain or when he’s upset. Little XuÂ was born without eyes and two small dimples with smooth skin are found at the eye regions instead. He has no eyebrows, eyelashes and a small pointed nose that resembles that of a small carrot head is located at the center of his little face.
Such illness known as cryptophthalmia or the congenital absence of the eyes are very rare, as only over a hundred cases have been discovered.
Professor Liu of Xiamen’s ophthalmology center had conducted a medical checkup on Xu and discovered that one of his eyes may not be well-developed and hence whether Xu will regain his sight after the “eye opening” surgery is still uncertain.