Anatomy of the Eye

  • Patrick C. Ng
  • Joshua J. Oliver


The eye is a complex organ. The emergency physician may be tasked with managing various ophthalmologic emergencies. A basic understanding of the specific structures of the eye can help recognize and manage the differentials of the eye. This applies to both medical and traumatic pathologies. This chapter delves into the anatomy of the eye, focusing on highlighting the different structures that are highly relevant to the emergency medicine differential diagnosis.


Eye Tarsal plate Punctum Lacrimal Glaucoma Extraocular Oblique Oculomotor Zygomatic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick C. Ng
    • 1
  • Joshua J. Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.San Antonio Military Medical Center, Department of Emergency MedicineSan AntonioUSA

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