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Eye Dissection || The Eyes Have It

How are you reading this right now? Learn how to dissect an eye in this video, which also covers its external and internal anatomy and physiology. In this simple dissection of a cow eye, you’ll learn various parts of its physiology, how the eye takes in visual information, and how it gets transmitted to the brain.

The eyes are a vital part of the human body. They carry out the extremely important task of providing visual information to the brain. How do they do it? Their various parts and how they work are fascinating to learn about! Also, did you know that 70% of sensory neurons in your body are in your eyes? In this video, you’ll learn general information about the eyes, which will be tied into its anatomical structures.

This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about eye anatomy, wants to cover eye anatomy for a course, missed the eye dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “How do my eyes work?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a cow eye step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the eye.

In this video, we’ll cover the following structures:

Extraocular muscles Optic disc

Optic nerve Choroid coat

Sclera Tapetum lucidum

Cornea Lens

Equator Ciliary body

Vitreous humor Suspensory ligaments

Aqueous humor Iris

Retina Pupil

Fovea (discussed)

If you want to learn more about eye anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:

If you have any questions regarding eye anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply.


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