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Are your eyeballs the size at birth that they will be your whole life?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Newborn eyes are about 18 millimeters in diameter, which is anywhere from two-thirds to three-quarters of the fully-grown adult size. Most eye growth occurs in the first year of life and by the time you're three (unlike your vocabulary and manners), your eyes are mostly fully developed.
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