Ophthalmology & Optometry/Eye and Ear Defects.


QUESTION: Dear Dr Anand

1. Is it possible that there could be Eye Birth defect in a child
where the child can have vision of only one eye ?. i.e. Child born with vision of only one eye. He/she cannot see with the other eye.

2.Is it possible that there could be Ear Birth defect in a child
where the child can hear with only one ear ?. i.e. Child born with able only to hear with only one ear. He/she cannot hear with the other ear.

Also it is possible that an adult can hear only with one ear i.e. Adult who was able to hear with both ears at birth is able to hear with only one ear. i.e. Has become Deaf with only one ear. Able to Hear with other ear. This may had happened due to ear related infections, diseases etc ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

ANSWER: Dear Mr Akerkar,

Answer to all is yes. the defects can be unilateral, they can be found at birth or acuired later due to trauma, infection etc.
However it is best to see a good specialist to confirm any doubts.


Dr Shroff

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QUESTION: Dear Dr Anand

A Baby born with this defect i.e.

1. Able to have vision only with one eye (Left or right). Able to hear with both ears.
2. Able to hear only with one ear (Left or right). Able to see with both eyes.
3. Able to see and hear both with one eye and one ear. (i.e. Either with Right eye/Right ear OR Left eye/Left ear)

Do you feel for the above Defect/Syndrome/Disorder, Can Vaccines be created
in future and can be given to a Pregnant woman so that this defect/s can be avoided after child birth ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Dear Prashant,

Im not sure about vaccines and other procedures in clinical trials.
The point is, the cause is the first thing to be determined, and then one needs to find a way to treat the cause.

You should write to some research institutes if there is something specific you have in mind.

Dr Shroff

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Dr Anand Shroff, MD, FICS


I can answer any question on eye care, expertise in Laser eye surgery, LASIK, Epi LASIK, cataract, glaucoma, keratoconus- corneal collagen crosslinking.


OF LASIK, we are one of the first centres to use the wavefront guided LASIK or custom LASIK procedures. I train doctors worldwide for these wavefront procedures, our centre is the referral centre for our Wavelight Laser Technologies, Germany in India.

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