Visually Impaired Baby Sees Her Mum's Face For The First Time (Video)

20/01/2015 12:40 | Updated 20 May 2015

Visually impaired baby sees her mum's face for the first time (video)

This is the heartwarming moment a partially sighted baby sees her mum's face for the first time.

Little Louise was born with albinism, a condition which affects the amount of melanin in the skin and can also impair vision.

It meant the baby girl had never seen her mother's face clearly and needed glasses to correct her eyesight.

And just look at how her face lights up the room when she recognises her mum for the first time – a look of pure love!

The beautiful moment was captured on video and posted to YouTube where it has been viewed nearly a million times.

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It shows Louise being fitted with special glasses which are adjusted around her face.

Her mum then calls her name and claps her hands, and the baby looks around to see what's going on.

She then realises it's her mother and that she can see her face properly for the first time. At first, Louise looks shocked but then a beaming smile breaks out across her face.

The clip is captioned: "Our sweet Louise, who has Albinism, received her glasses!

"This is her reaction from putting them on for the first time. It seems like she is really 'seeing' her mommy for the first time. Love!"

Albinism is a genetic condition, which affects the production of melanin affecting the skin, hair and eyes.

The lack of pigment in the iris causes sufferers to often have red or grey coloured eyes, but also affects the retina leading to vision problems.

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