Ocular volume measured by CT scans

Neuroradiology. 1984;26(6):419-20. doi: 10.1007/BF00342674.


Newer CT scans have greatly enhanced oculometric research and made it possible to measure ocular dimensions. With these measurements, ocular volume can be more accurately estimated to understand its relationship with age and sex. One hundred CT orbit scans with presumed normal eyes were used for the data base. The mean values and normal variations of ocular volumes at various ages in both sexes are presented. Rapid growth of the eyeball was noted during the first 24 months of age. It reached its peak between the ages of 18 and 30 years of age, after which there was a reduction. Results may be of help in recognizing eye abnormalities such as microophthalmus and macrophthalmia.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Biometry / methods
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Eye / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sex Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*