Lens & vitreous humor

Vitreous humor pathology

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PubMed Search: Vitreous humor [title] pathology

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Vitreous humor pathology. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyelensvitreouspathology.html. Accessed September 21st, 2023.
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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