vitreous body


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vitreous body

n.
The vitreous humor.

vitreous body

n
(Anatomy) a transparent gelatinous substance, permeated by fine fibrils, that fills the interior of the eyeball between the lens and the retina
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Noun1.vitreous body - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeballvitreous body - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
hyaluronic acid - a viscous mucopolysaccharide found in the connective tissue space and the synovial fluid of movable joints and the humors of the eye; a cementing and protective substance
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Severe floaters disturb vision and in young people, most often related to near-sightedness; whereas, in older individuals, floaters are caused by aging changes, which transform the vitreous body.
Given the presence of anterior uveitis and the markedly shallow anterior chamber in this owl, potential mechanisms for ocular hypertension were considered to be altered aqueous humor flow within the trabecular meshwork (secondary to anterior uveitis) or at the pupil (caused by pupillary block), aqueous misdirection and expansion of the vitreous body (malignant glaucoma), or some combination of these mechanisms, as is often the case in cats.
Table 1 Number of referrals to HES classified by pathology and urgency of referral Pathology Emergency Urgent Routine Report Lens 0 2 30 2 Ret det/tear, 8 20 5 0 retinal other, vitreous body Macula 6 15 2 1 Glaucoma/OHT 3 3 12 0 Cornea 10 6 3 0 Figure 1 The numbers of different methods used for reports and referrals Forms used for referral or reports Plain paper 7 OLD WEHE/PEARS form 32 AMD referral 4 Practice pro forma 343 Optometrist to GP form 110 GOS 18 118 WEHE/PEARS form 228 Note: Table made from bar graph.