hyaloid membrane


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hyaloid membrane

n
(Anatomy) the delicate transparent membrane enclosing the vitreous humour of the eye
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hy′aloid mem`brane


n.
the delicate, pellucid, and nearly structureless membrane enclosing the vitreous humor of the eye.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.hyaloid membrane - the transparent membrane enveloping the vitreous humor of the eye and separating it from the retina
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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(1,2,3) Mechanisms implicated in the pathogenesis of MH include abnormal interactions/adhesions between the posterior hyaloid membrane (i.e., the posterior cortical vitreous) and the macular surface (especially in the central fovea), as well as the forces exerted by anterior-posterior and tangential vitreous traction on the fovea.
After removing the detached vitreous gel and the posterior hyaloid membrane, removal of the ERM was performed using intraocular forceps.
In such cases, the anterior chamber is more unstable during cataract surgeries than it is in cases of anterior capsule rupture because the anterior hyaloid membrane can rupture more easily during the more complicated operative procedure.
The posterior hyaloid membrane separates the vitreous from the retina.