Cornea: Definition & Function


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What is the thin, clear membrane that covers the outer part of the front of your eyeball called?

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1. Which of these could cause a corneal abrasion?

2. What is the cornea mainly made of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of what the cornea does and conditions that can affect this structure. You will be quizzed on what some of these conditions are and how they are caused.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe the thin, clear membrane covering the front part of the eye
  • What can cause a corneal abrasion
  • What the cornea is made of
  • The causes of keratitis
  • The causes of corneal dystrophy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of the cornea and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as keratitis and corneal dystrophy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of and treatments for some corneal disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about this part of the eye, review the accompanying lesson called Cornea: Definition & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what the cornea is and what it is made of
  • Explain the function of the cornea
  • Supply a diagram identifying the cornea and other structures of the eye
  • Identify disorders that affect the cornea
  • Discuss typical treatments for each disorder
  • Provide photographs depicting each type of corneal disorder