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Tag: Human Eye

Natural History Museum: How does the human eye work?

Dr Ben Price explores the inner workings of human and dragonfly eyes and vision. Comparing them offers a new perspective on the visual capabilities of both.  

TED Ed: The evolution of the human eye

The human eye is an amazing mechanism, able to detect anywhere from a few photons to a few quadrillion, or switch focus from the screen in front of you to the distant horizon in a third of a second. How did these complex structures evolve? Joshua Harvey details the 500 million year story of the …

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Duke Medicine: Retinal prosthesis at Duke Eye Center making a blind man see again

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned it on for the first time. While the device does not restore vision in the …

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MIT: Vision Correcting Displays

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects — no glasses (or contact lenses) required. Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News Additional footage and artist renderings courtesy of Gordon Wetzstein  

Vsauce: What Is The Resolution Of The Eye?

Vsause asks and answers: What is the resolution of the human eye?