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

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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