Intraocular Dynamics of the Aphakic Eye

  • J. Larsen
Part of the Developments in Biomechanics book series (DEBI, volume 1)


In the normal, human eye the vitreous is a gel-like structure which consists of a liquid filled connective tissue. Although the water content of the vitreous is as high as 99% the intravitreal fluid, i.e. the vitreous humour, experience much more resistance to flow than it would in a free body of water (1). However, when the lens is removed from the eye as in a cataract extraction the gel structure of the vitreous is often destroyed and the vitreous humour is free to flow in the vitreal cavity.


Retinal Detachment Aqueous Humour Angular Acceleration Vitreous Humour Cataract Extraction 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, Boston, London 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Larsen
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  1. 1.Mat-Tech InstituteCharlottenlundDenmark

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