A survey of the pathology of the peripheral fundus explains the clinical significance of the vitreous base. Its anatomical structures determine many of the clinical syndromes. The interest in a morphological examination is based on the fact that the optically denser vitreous structures have special mechanical qualities: on the one hand they can exert traction on the retina and, on the other hand, they can act as a filter to prevent the passage of certain substances. An exact knowledge of the peripheral vitreous structures provides important information concerning the behaviour of pathological processes and is consequently essential to prognostication.


Public Health Clinical Significance Pathological Process Anatomical Structure Clinical Syndrome 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georg Eisner
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  1. 1.Universitäts-Augenklinik BernSwitzerland

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