An Overview of Human Cells for Light Microscopists
Part III - Human Eyes and Insect Eyes
A 3D modelling article
by Mol Smith 2010
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Sem Image of Fly Eye page 1 from Wikipedia - creative commons licence
Diagram of ommatidia page 1 from Wikipedia - public domain
Honey Bee Eye page 1 from Micscape Magazine - {C}Jan Parmentier
Hover Flies 1 page 1 Chrysotoxum cautum female {C} David Iliff 2007 published previously in Micscape Magazine
Hover Flies 2 page 1 Epistrophe grossulariae (C) Leon Truscott 2007 published previously in Micscape Magazine
Human Eye Diagram page 4 from Wikipedia - creative commons licence

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Good External Links for further reading
Anatomy of the eye
The Eye -
Evolution of the Compound Eye -
Internet Exposition 1996 Canada
Artificial Eye created based on Insect Eye -
BBC News
See through the eye of a bee - by
Andy Giger
Apposition Eye -

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