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How do adult eyes differ from those of young kids?
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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology
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In brief: They are bigger
The eyeball is fully formed at birth, just gets larger with growth.
The lens inside the eye responsible for focusing gains new layers of lens tissue as we age, but because there is no extra room in the eye for expansion, the center of the lens compacts. This process over time causes the lens to bend light rays more and more and at around age 60, becomes yellowish and is called a cataract.

In brief: They are bigger
The eyeball is fully formed at birth, just gets larger with growth.
The lens inside the eye responsible for focusing gains new layers of lens tissue as we age, but because there is no extra room in the eye for expansion, the center of the lens compacts. This process over time causes the lens to bend light rays more and more and at around age 60, becomes yellowish and is called a cataract.
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