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Matthew Sheaffer
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Someone once told me that a persons eyes never grow. They are the same size at birth as they will always be. They are just recessed farther in the scull. This can't be true can it? I didn't think so but, I didn't have any proof.
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GiorgioDaneri-Matame
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Em
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According to this site (optometry lecture notes, see page 21) the human eye is 18mm in diameter at birth and 24mm as an adult.

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Rehcsif
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On a Discovery/TLC-type channel show a few years back, they stated "a babies eyes will be 'virtually' the same size... I think the operating word is virtually -- proportionately, a child's eyes are much bigger than an adult's.

This is why you here people poetically wax on about a child who "looked at me with those big eyes..."

-Tim

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hudders
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quote:
Originally posted by Em:
According to this site (optometry lecture notes, see page 21) the human eye is 18mm in diameter at birth and 24mm as an adult.

Everyones eyes are the same size then?
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Ganzfeld
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(I thought we did this before but can't find the thread.)

The eyes reach their adult size in adolescence, usually before the teen years. So they do grow a little, especially in the first few years of life.

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From my notes on human body proportions (for studying life drawing), the general rule is that from infancy to adulthood the limbs increase their length by over four times, while the head only increases in size by half again. So the proportions in Em's link would fit that description - they do grow, but not much. But I'll second hudders - is there such a thing as a 'standard' size of eye?

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