General Anatomy

  • Kang FengEmail author
  • Caiyun You
  • Ling YuanEmail author
Part of the Ocular Trauma book series (OCTRA)


A thorough understanding of the anatomy of the eyeball and the traumatic characteristics of each structure of the eyeball are a prerequisite for proper interpretation of long-term outcomes of mechanical eye injuries. Furthermore, such anatomic knowledge is essential to the proper planning and safe execution of globe exploration and vitreoretinal surgery. Whereas most knowledge of these matters is based on anatomic dissections, either postmortem or during surgery, noninvasive techniques particularly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are increasingly providing additional information.


Cornea Sclera Retina Choroid Macula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyPeking University Third HospitalBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinChina
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyFirst Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical UniversityYunnanChina

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