Why is the retina inside the eye? The following provides a good explanation of eye evolution.
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I'm still waiting for answer raised in my original question and in the funny little video which I will now specify as it has only been eluded to.
If eyes were created by such an intelligent designer why do the nerve fibers from the retinal rods and cones extend not inward toward the brain but outward toward the chamber of the eye and source of light?
This configuration means they have to gather into a bundle called the the optic nerve, inside the eye, and exit via a hole in the retina. Even though the obstructing layer is microscopically thin, some light is lost from having to pass through the layer of nerve fibers and ganglia and especially the blood vessels that serve them. The eye is blind where the optic nerve exits through its hole. The loose application of the retina to the underlying sclera makes the eye vulnerable to the serious medical problem of detached retina. It would not be if the nerve fibers passed through the sclera and formed the optic nerve behind the eye. This functionally sensible arrangement is in fact what is found in the eye of a squid and other mollusks (as shown in the figure below), but our eyes, and those of all other vertebrates, have the functionally stupid upside-down orientation of the retina.
Why did God get it right with molluscs but not with his greatest creation man?
Another question raised in the video is that of the mole rat, a creature with useless vestigal eyes.
Which theory, evolution or creation holds water when the eye of the mole rat is considered?
The ancestor of the mole rat presumably used its eyes as it lived above ground and needed them for survival. However, the mole rat has adapted to living underground in complete darkness. Its eyes have become useless--indeed, they have been buried beneath skin and fur and couldn't be used even if the mole rat came into the light. The neurons that were used for sight have been put to better use in the mole rat's brain for other sensory functions. Evolution by natural selection perfectly explains the eyes of a mole rat. A creationist must resort to faith and/or a poor designer.