Here is an update on what is happening to your baby’s eyes.

Although the iris begins to develop at around five weeks, the muscles controlling the aperture (the pupil) do not develop until around five months.

During the 6th week, the tear glands begin to form but do not produce tears until the third month after birth – this is why infants shed no tears when they cry.

At eight weeks, the eyelids start to form and then fuse together, so as to protect the other developing eye structures.

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