The human eye is an extraordinary piece of art created by nature… Here we have collected some amazing facts and numbers about the human eye. Enjoy browsing!
Did you know?
The human eye has a resolution of about 576 Megapixel.
Six of ten Germans wear glasses or contact lenses.
The occurence of 2 different eye colors within one individual is called heterochromia and happens only in 4 out of a million.
The iris structure does not change after birth.
Some insects can have up to 30.000 eyes.
…usually have a clearly defined structure.
The muscle tissues within the iris are often visible without the help of magnification and appear quite radially.
… about 90% of the worlds population have brown eyes.
In Germany however only 3 of 10 citizens have brown eyes.
The brown color originates due to a extra outer layer of the pigment melanin on the iris surface. The darker the eye color, the more of the pigment is present.
Beneath the melanin layer the dark eyes are actually blue. A company in the US has specialized in laser treatment of brown eyes to make them look blue.
…are by far the rarest. Only 1,6 % of all people have green eyes.
Most of them can be found in eastern Europe, in the Baltic , the Russian Federation and in Germany.
The iris of green eyes is similar to blue eyes. The structure is usually clearly visible but less even and steady.