This amazing video produced by the History Channel, Vision and Evolution of the Eye is well worth 40 minutes of your time. The evolution of visual systems is something that we here at Webvision are very interested in. Also note that we have an excellent chapter on the Evolution of Phototransduction, Vertebrate Photoreceptors and Retina by Trevor Lamb here on Webvision.
This accompanying text below on this post was sent to us by friend of Webvision, Dr. Dominic Man-Kit Lam. Dr. Lam was born in Swatow, and grew up in Hong Kong. He studied under two Nobel Laureates at Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard Faculty and subsequently became Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman of Center for Biotechnology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is the president of the World Eye Organisation, A charitable organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eye disorders for the poor. Continue reading “Evolution of Sight in the Animal Kingdom”