Lens and vitreous
Vitreous humor pathology

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 11 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / general | Drawings
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Lens and vitreous: vitreous humor pathology. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyelensvitreouspathology.html. Accessed January 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Hemorrhage (from trauma or retinal neovascularization) causes opacification
  • Calcium soaps produce particulate matter called asteroid hyalosis since resembles stars when viewed with ophthalmoscope
  • Amyloid deposits may reduce vision significantly
  • Age related collapse may product floaters or detachment from neurosecretory retina

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Eyeball with vitreous humor in blue