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Average duration of a single eye blink Human Homo sapiens 0.1-0.4 sec 100706 http://faculty.washi...
Angular resolution of the eye Human Homo sapiens 18 arcsec 114251 Keller & Friedli, Visibility...
Fraction of refractive power in eye that is accountable to cornea focusing light onto the retina Human Homo sapiens >2/3 of refractive power 117193 Koudouna E et al., Evolution...
Time during which the pupil is occluded and vision thereby interrupted during a normal blink Human Homo sapiens 100-150 msec 113196 Volkmann FC. Human visual...
In the global population, a person and a child go blind every Human Homo sapiens a person goes blind every 5 sec: a child goes blind every minute N/A 117172 Allen D, Vasavada A....
Fraction of the 37 million blind people in 1990 who were blind as a result of cataract Human Homo sapiens 40 % 117171 Allen D, Vasavada A....
Diameter of eye Human Homo sapiens 24 mm 109680 Vaughan & Asbury's General...
Thickness of eye lens Human Homo sapiens 4 mm 103466 Riordan-Eva, P. and Whitcher...
Diameter of eye lens Human Homo sapiens 9 mm 103464 Riordan-Eva, P. and Whitcher...
Size of main, cylindrical, “tubular” eye Brownsnout spookfish Dolichopteryx longipes height ~6: width 4 mm 117187 Wagner HJ, Douglas RH...
Diameter of lens of ocelii (simple eye) Cockroach Periplaneta ~0.7 mm 117185 Mizunami M. Functional...
Time octopus and vertebrate eye arose Metazoa animals octopus eye arose ∼480: vertebrate eye arose 640 to 490 million years ago 117181 Fernald RD. Casting a...
Magnification of eye (Human optics) Human Homo sapiens 0.274 to 0.291 Table - link mm/deg 109778 R. W. Rodieck, The first...
Number of ommatidia per eye Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster 483 (±7 Table - link) Ommatidia/eye 106986 Böhni R, Riesgo-Escovar J...
Width of eye and diameter of pupil Chiton Acanthopleura granulata eye width 65 - 80: pupil diameter 35 - 50 µm 117184 Speiser DI, Eernisse DJ...
Turnover of eye lens crystallines Human Homo sapiens Life time N/A 109840 Lynnerup N, Kjeldsen H...
Composition of aqueous fluid in eye Human Homo sapiens Table - link N/A 103648 C.U.M. Smith Biology...
Number of eye-related genes (~3.5% of the genome) Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster 501 genes 117180 Fernald RD. Casting a...
Cell turnover time in cornea of eye Human Homo sapiens ~7 days 110326 Snyder WS, Cook MJ, Nasset ES...
Number of hairs in human eye lashes Human Homo sapiens 420 unitless 101510 Amazing numbers in biology...