Vitreous Humor of the Eye

This dissected eye shows the clear gel that fill the space between the lens and the retina of the eye.  In a preserved specimen, the fluid is cloudy and thick, having the consistency of gelatin.  When the eye is cut in half, the lens can be found floating within the vitreous body.  If cellular tissue breaks away from the humor, the person can perceive these bits as “floaters” in the eye.

This eye photo shows the vitreous humor, the lens floating within it, and the thin layer at the back of the eye which is the retina.  This image also shows how the cells of the retina are attached at the optic disk, which results in having a “blind spot” where the nerve exits the back of the eye.

eye with lens

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