Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What is the Vitreous Humor? A Closer Look at the Eyeball & Detached Vitreous


After a trip to my eye doctor's today to find out why I was seeing a large shadow across my vision the past 2 days, I learned more about the vitreous humor and detached vitreous than I ever wanted to know!

What is the Vitreous Humor? A Closer Look at the Eyeball


The vitreous humor (vitreous body or simply vitreous) is the clear gel which makes up about 80% of the volume of the eyeball.


Continue reading at: What is the Vitreous Humor? A Closer Look at the Eyeball - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Health 101: What is a detached vitreous?

As reported in What is the Vitreous Humor? most of the interior of the eye is filled with a gel-like substance that helps maintain the round shape of the eye. As people age, the vitreous humor can liquefy, collapse and detach.
 
More on the vitreous humor:
Vitreous Microsurgery 5eDiseases of the Retina and Vitreous
 Retina, Vitreous, and Choroid: Clinical Procedures

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