11 doctors weighed in:
Do eyeballs stay the same size for life?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, that would be one of those "medical myths.
" eyeballs grow, and the shape of the eyeball can change through the growing years.

In brief: No
No, that would be one of those "medical myths.
" eyeballs grow, and the shape of the eyeball can change through the growing years.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Eyeballs grow with your body.
In addition, eyeballs can change shape over time, which can result in vision changes (some people's eyeballs grow longer than wider which changes the ability of the lens to focus visual images on the retina).

In brief: No
Eyeballs grow with your body.
In addition, eyeballs can change shape over time, which can result in vision changes (some people's eyeballs grow longer than wider which changes the ability of the lens to focus visual images on the retina).
Dr. Janesta Noland
Dr. Janesta Noland
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Eyes grow as your baby grows, just like his/her other organs.
In addition the iris, the colored part of the eye, likely will change color during the first year. Most babies are born with blue eyes, but watch closely as your baby's eyes get more color and depth to them!

In brief: No
Eyes grow as your baby grows, just like his/her other organs.
In addition the iris, the colored part of the eye, likely will change color during the first year. Most babies are born with blue eyes, but watch closely as your baby's eyes get more color and depth to them!
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
They do grow slower than most other organs.

In brief: No
They do grow slower than most other organs.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Eyeballs grow in diameter a very small amount each year during childhood, until they reach the adult diameter of 1 inch.

In brief: No
Eyeballs grow in diameter a very small amount each year during childhood, until they reach the adult diameter of 1 inch.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Russell Faust
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: No
Eyes grow from birth through the teen years.

In brief: No
Eyes grow from birth through the teen years.
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faust
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