A 32-year-old member asked:

What is aqueous humour?is it tear?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Aqueous humor: It is the fluid in front of the lens. Not tears.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not tears: Aqueous humor is the clear fluid produced inside the eye to nourish the eyes tissues, maintain proper eye pressure and carry out waste material. It is quite different in composition from tears which bathe the outside of the eye.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 29-year-old female asked:
How to unclog a tear duct?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A member asked:
What are ways to tear your meniscus?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
What is the tear of a ligament called?!
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old member asked:
What causes holes to tear in the esophagus?
3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old male asked:
What is pectoral tear?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 20, 2019

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.