Anatomy of Vitreous



Vitreous, located between lens and retina, comprises approximately 80 % of the volume of the eye and is considered to be the largest structure in the eye. The word “vitreous” is derived from a Latin word “vitrum,” which means glass. As the name suggests, vitreous is a transparent, colorless, gel-like structure, which occupies two-thirds of the total volume of eye, and is approximately 4 mL in volume.


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  1. 1.Department of Uvea and Intraocular InflammationSankara NethralayaChennaiIndia

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