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Eagle eyes are sharp, why no transplant of corneal for human?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Raptor eyes
Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak.
Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it.

In brief: Raptor eyes
Not quite. Raptors have two foveas connected by a visual streak.
Their eyes are so large they cannot move. Fovea #1 is for far vision (seeing prey), and as they dive, the image goes down the visual streak until imaged on fovea #2 at the level of the talons. This allows them to catch their prey. Focusing has little to do with it.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
In brief: More than cornea
Birds have the largest eyes relative to their size in the animal kingdom. Eagles have two maculas per eye.
One set works for depth perception & the other set points off to the side. The result is extremely sharp vision across a panoramic view, not just centrally like us. Their ciliary muscles can change the shape of the lens rapidly and to a greater extent than mammals'.

In brief: More than cornea
Birds have the largest eyes relative to their size in the animal kingdom. Eagles have two maculas per eye.
One set works for depth perception & the other set points off to the side. The result is extremely sharp vision across a panoramic view, not just centrally like us. Their ciliary muscles can change the shape of the lens rapidly and to a greater extent than mammals'.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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