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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)

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!

Keep learning with flashcards

If none of the above learning techniques have tickled your fancy, how about flashcards? Flashcards are a highly efficient way to learn anatomy. Small, compact and based on the scientifically proven technique of active recall, they are the perfect on-the-go learning solution. 

Flashcards are a portable, offline learning tool - meaning that you can use them anytime and anywhere. Learn the anatomy of the eye on the bus, on the train… even on the top of a mountain, if it takes your fancy - without the hassle of having to find an internet connection.

How to use flashcards

Cover of the flashcard ebook "Orbit and contents"It couldn’t be simpler. Begin by viewing the atlas illustration of your eye-related structure on one side of the flashcard. Strain your memory to remember what it’s called (psst… you can learn with the overview image we’ve given you above), then, when you think you’ve got it, flip the page to reveal its name in both English and Latin terminology. 

Depending on the structure, you can even read about its origins, insertions, innervations, and functions to complete your knowledge.

What are you waiting for? Buy your anatomy of the eye flashcards from Amazon Kindle or iTunes using the buttons below. 

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

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