The photos of an Afghan child having unique eye colors, apparently due to an health condition, have gone viral, leaving the social media users astounded.

The Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), the state-run radio and television, first broadcast the photos of the child, which immediately went viral on social media.

According to RTA, the 5-year-old boy, Emran, originally hails from Surkh Rod district of eastern Nangarhar.

The 5-year-old Emran has unique eye colors but is unable to hear and speak due to a health condition, the Waardenburg syndrome.

Waardenburg syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that may be evident at birth (congenital), according to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), an American non-profit organization aiming to provide support for individuals with rare diseases. The range and severity of associated symptoms and findings may vary greatly from case to case.

However, primary features often include distinctive facial abnormalities; unusually diminished coloration (pigmentation) of the hair, the skin, and/or the iris of both eyes (irides); and/or congenital deafness.

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