"Hurley in the Morning"
 
CORRECTION 
 
UNLIKE SO MANY
IN THE MEDIA ...
 
WHEN WE GET IT WRONG ...
WE ADMIT IT AND CORRECT
THE RECORD ...
 
MANY THANKS TO "LISTENER"
SALLY .... WHO SENT US THIS INFORMATIVE ITEM
 
Harry,
 
I heard you say on your radio show that eyes do not grow-however I had heard from a pediatrician that babies eyes do grow, so I double checked it.  I found a few articles after "asking jeeves"  so I forwarded one article to you.
 
The answer to your question is yes, eyes do grow larger, but not as much as
you might think. A new born infant has a proportionately larger central
nervous system (brain and eyes) than does an adult. This makes the
newborn's eyes appear much larger than an adult's. Although the infant's
eyes are smaller than an adult, they take up more body mass than do adult
eyes. As the child grows, the brain and eyes will grow larger, but at a
slower rate than does the rest of the body
 
Thank you,
 
Sally
 


February 20, 2005           HarryHurley.com