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    Can sick people see on this one eye? Do they die early? Are there any possibilities to cure such disease? Please, answer ASAP


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      A search on a neurology site shows this condition is very rare and because its a malformation of the forebrain usually the outlook is bad with death occurring within days of birth. No known cure mainly because the problem is usually picked up during scanning and the pregnancy terminated. There is a case in India of a baby surviving because all other organs are healthy but in general it seems its usually a sad outcome.


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      Thank you. I experienced many problems trying to find answers for those questions.

      One remaining: Can sick people see on this one eye?
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      Considering they rarely live more than a few moments after birth, I don't know how to answer the question.
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      @Luci mentioned an exception, so the question still remains
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      I heard about a baby with cyclopia born in Chennai that survived for a day, but I've never heard of a baby surviving long term.
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      If your're referring to trisomy 13, it is a tragic condition that is not compatible with life outside the womb, and babies die within days or weeks. It some times results in cyclopia. The mental and physical defects are generally so severe that I doubt assessing vision would be a primary consideration, and it would be hard to say how visual input would be interpreted by the brain under those circumstances anyway.
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      Quote Originally Posted by LuciDreaming View Post
      A search on a neurology site shows this condition is very rare and because its a malformation of the forebrain usually the outlook is bad with death occurring within days of birth. No known cure mainly because the problem is usually picked up during scanning and the pregnancy terminated. There is a case in India of a baby surviving because all other organs are healthy but in general it seems its usually a sad outcome.
      My apologies - that should have said surviving birth (she died after 11 days). There is no data I can find that states whether the eye is functioning - I doubt it would be possible to determine or even relevant really considering the outcome.
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