Cyclopia is one of the rarest forms of birth defect in which the baby is born with one or two eyes on the mid-forehead and the nose and mouth often either missing or nonfunctional. Because most babies born with Cyclopia lack the ability to breathe outside the womb, they usually pass away before birth or shortly after.
While most documented cases of Cyclopia have occurred in animals, there have been a few cases of human fetuses being affected.
Recently, photos of a cycloptic baby born in Cameroon earlier this year have been making headlines on the Japanese internet.
We’ve shared the photos below, but be warned that they are graphic in nature and may be disturbing to some viewers. Please click the link below at your own discretion.