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Question:
Is it true that we are born with our eyeballs already full grown?

Answer:
No, it is not true that the eyeballs are fully grown at birth. The eyes undergo considerable growth especially during the first two years of life, with a second growth spurt occurring around puberty. The length of the eye of a newborn is about 16.5 mm, while that of a full grown adult is about 24 mm.

Answered by: David K. Coats, MD Dr. David K. Coats

Categories: Children's Eye Health, General Eye Health

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Answered: Mar 11, 2014

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