A baby boy born without eyes abandoned by his young mother, now he is in search of a loving home.
Little Alexander K a.k.a Sasha is healthy but will never see due to a rare situation that only two other babies in the world have.
His mum was grown in an orphanage and decided before his birth to give him up because she did not appear confident at being capable to give the help he would require.
A nurse who is now taking care of the six-month-old baby told: “He is no different to other children, he plays and smiles just like any healthy baby. He loves playing and adores swimming. He is a very cheerful baby indeed.”
Most babies who born with the condition also have various other ailments. The Russian boy has two benign cysts on his forehead, which soon will be excluded.
He is supposed to experience in extreme form from rare SOX2 anophthalmia syndrome which bothers one in a quarter of a million.
However, medics tell there is currently “no chance” that Sasha will ever see. His adoption listing tells the boy is a peaceful, smiling baby. The child will be adopted by Russian parents if no-one suitable comes ahead.
The boy’s carer nurse recently took him 2,500 miles to St Petersburg where surgeons implanted tiny eye orbs to assure that his face is not deformed as he grows.
He will require such operations every six months or so, each time with larger orbs.