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Anophthalmia occurs when chicks are hatched without eyes. It is a rare birth defect or the result of exposure to toxins while incubating or breeding parents. In many cases a rudiment of ocular tissue can remain, resulting in a weeping sinus.

Clinical Signs

Born without eyes


  • History
  • Clinical signs


Supportive care for blindness::



Prevent exposure to toxins.

Scientific References

Risk Factors

  • Exposure to toxins or ingestion of toxic plants by breeding parents.