What is the vitreous body?
Vitreous body is a gel located in the posterior part of the eye, in the space between the crystalline lens (which is removed in cataract surgery) and the retina (the inner layer in which the image is focused and is transferred to the brain).

The gel of the vitreous body is transparent and consists mostly of water (98%), but it also contains collagen, sugars and salt. The role of the transparency is to allow the light to reach the retina.

 


Οπίσθια Αποκόλληση υαλοειδούςPosterior Vitreous Detachment