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Question
Dear Dr Amit

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 Prashant,

Yes, It is possible for a child to have vision/hearing problem in one eye/ear only.

Vision problem can be due to weak eye sight Hypermetropia, Amblyopia, congenital cataract etc.
Hearing problem can be due to birth defect in the structure of the ear canal, fluid behind the ear drum, side effects of some medicine taken during pregnancy etc.
Hearing loss can develop later also due to infection, wax buildup in the ear, Injury to the ear drum etc.

Regards
Optom.Amit Sharma  

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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