Basic Anatomy


Categories: JCAHPO Certified
Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

This course is intended for beginning, and intermediate levels.

After completing this section the student should be able to do the following:

  • List the bones that make up the orbit
  • Identify the size of the orbit and eyeball
  • List the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of the eye
  • Identify the innervations and function of the extrinsic eye muscles
  • Identify the basic eyelid structures and their functions
  • Label the lacrimal system parts and identify their functions
  • Label the drainage system and its parts
  • Describe some common problems with the parts of the eye anatomy that are listed above
  • Identify the anatomy of the globe including:
  • Identify the layers of the cornea
  • Identify the anterior chamber
  • Describe the anatomy of the lens
  • Describe the anatomy of the uvea including the iris, cilliary body, and choroid
  • Define the vitreous composition
  • List the retinal layers and their function
  • Express some common problems affecting the different parts of the globe

Here is what some ophthalmic personnel who took this course had to say:

“The diagrams are very helpful. This was a great review on the anatomy of the eye.” Y.R., COA

“Very good review!! It was very well organized!rn” J.H., COT

“Great reading material & get review for my job as a technician. Thank you!!!rn” C.H. OA

“clear & chock full of good review” A.E. COA

was a great review and since I also am a technician trainer, it will
help me in organizing my A and P training. Thanks so much.” K.B., COMT

“I love this way to get my CE hrs. Thanks” A.M., Surgical tech

“Very good course. Good Information.” S.L., COA

“Very clearly explained!” L.G., COA

“Highly useful and appropriate for my needs.” O.C., COA

“Excellent, clear, great refresher to utilize in everyday ophthalmic assisting!” M.P., COA

“Very informative course.” E.B., COA

“Very good.” F.L., COA

I’ve been an ophthalmic assistant for almost 10 years now, it’s
difficult to find new material for continuing education. This was very
well organized and clear cut! Well done.” R.C., COA

“Clear and concise, good review, very well organized.” P.C., COA

“A very good review of eye anatomy!” M.F., COT

This course should take approximately one hour to complete.

must correctly answer at least 22 of the 30 questions on the open book
post test. If you do not successfully pass the post test
the first time you may try again at no expense to you. This course was
not approved for educational purposes.

Anatomy covers the information provided in this course but
goes into more detail. Because there is a lot of information
provided in Advanced Anatomy, if you do not have any background in the
anatomy of the eye we recommend starting with the Basic
Anatomy course and then taking the Advanced course later on.
This will allow you to absorb the basic material first and
then continue on to the more detailed information (while still
reviewing the basics) provided in the Advanced Anatomy

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