Toddler Has Unusual And Mesmerizing Eyes, And Her Mom Is Worried About Comments She Gets From Strangers
September 20, 2018
Karina Martinez, a young mom from Minnesota, says her daughter Mehlani often gets complimented on her big, beautiful eyes. The mom feels conflicted when she hears strangers comment on her toddler’s adorable eyes, but why?
Everytime were out & a stranger compliments on how big & beautiful her eyes are, I have a mental debate on whether or not I should mention her defect. I decide no, smile & say thank you. I’m always left with a weird feeling. I just pray she’ll always know how beautiful she is. pic.twitter.com/JUJyGkLbDe— moscato mami🥂 (@karinaa_ortega) September 13, 2018
The truth is, Karina wrote on Twitter, that her daughter was born with a rare genetic condition that causes her eyes to look like this. The condition is known as Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome, and it affects development of parts of the eye, most commonly the cornea and iris.