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Learn the anatomy of the eye with quizzes and diagrams

So, you want to learn about the anatomy of the eye? As a vessel for intaking information about the world around us, the eyes play a huge role in our daily experience.

But with all the many parts of the eye, studying it can seem a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the study tools to help you through. Keep reading to learn more!

Test your knowledge of the eyeball with our unlabeled diagram (download below)
Test your knowledge of the eyeball with our unlabeled diagram (download below)
  1. How to learn the parts of the eye
    1. Labeled diagram of the eye
    2. Unlabeled diagram of the eye
  2. Eye anatomy quizzes
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How to learn the parts of the eye

Found within two cavities in the skull known as the orbits, the eyes are surrounded by several supporting structures including muscles, vessels, and nerves. There are 7 bones of the orbit, two groups of muscles (intrinsic ocular and extraocular), three layers to the eyeball… and that’s just the beginning. There’s a lot to learn, but stay calm!

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One of our favorite ways to get to grips with all of the parts of the eye is by utilizing labeled diagrams. On a diagram of the eye, we can see all of the relevant structures together on one image. This helps us to understand how each one is situated and related to the other. 

Labeled diagram of the eye

Diagram showing the parts of the eye with labels

So, how can you use them to your benefit? Take a look at the diagram of the eyeball above. Here you can see all of the main structures in this area. Spend some time reviewing the name and location of each one, then try to label the eye yourself - without peeking! - using the eye diagram (blank) below.

Unlabeled diagram of the eye

Click below to download our free unlabeled diagram of the eye. See how many of the blanks your memory allows you to fill in, then check your answers against the labeled diagram. 

Download PDF Worksheet (blank) Download PDF Worksheet (labeled)

How did you do? If you weren’t able to fill in quite as many blanks as you had hoped, there are several ways to keep learning. In the next section, we explore the power of learning anatomy with quizzes.

Eye anatomy quizzes

You know what they say: behind every great anatomist, was the Kenhub quiz that helped him there. 

Well, that’s what they’ll say to you once you’ve tried our quizzes, anyway. Quizzes are the perfect all in one learning solution. You can use them to revise what you already know, or to learn a topic from scratch! 

We offer basic identification, advanced identification and clinical question bank quizzes. From the bones of the orbit, to the eyeball and everything in between, you’ll be able to find the perfect quiz to help you tackle the seemingly scary topic of eye anatomy. Check out our top picks below!

Love this approach to studying? Check out our full guide to learning with human anatomy diagrams and quizzes.

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