Module Overview

Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye and Visual System

This module describes the anatomy and physiology of the eye, ocular adnexa, and related structures. It provides essential foundation knowledge for the understanding of vision science, diseases of the eye, contact lenses and pharmacology.

Module Code

OPTO 8001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change
  • The Skull and Orbit
  • Vision and the Human Brain
  • The Ocular Adnexa
  • The Conjunctiva, Sclera and Episclera
  • The Cornea
  • The Lacrimal System
  • The Uvea
  • The Crystalline Lens
  • The Aqueous and Vitreous Chambers
  • The Retina
  • Ocular Embryology
  • Cranial Nerve Innervation of Ocular Structures
  • The Extraocular Muscles
  • Autonomic Innervation of Ocular Structures
  • The Extraorbital Sheath
  • The Ocular Blood Supply
  • The Visual Pathway

Lectures, web-based tutorial materials 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50