Ibn al-Haytham (965–1039 AD), the original portrayal of the modern theory of vision

@article{Daneshfard2016IbnA,
  title={Ibn al-Haytham (965–1039 AD), the original portrayal of the modern theory of vision},
  author={B. Daneshfard and B. Dalfardi and Golnoush Sadat Mahmoudi Nezhad},
  journal={Journal of Medical Biography},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={227 - 231}
}
  • B. Daneshfard, B. Dalfardi, Golnoush Sadat Mahmoudi Nezhad
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Biography
  • Abū ՙAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham, known in the West as Alhazen, was an Arab-Islamic scholar who helped develop the science of ophthalmology during the medieval era. He was the first to reject firmly the extramission theory of vision, which was prevalent during his time, and suggested that the eyes are the source of the light rays responsible for vision. Ibn al-Haytham in his book entitled Kitab al-Manazir (Book of Optics) explained vision based on light emanating from objects. In… CONTINUE READING
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