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Doctor insights on: Vitreous Humor

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Is vitreous humor dangerous if you touch it?

Is vitreous humor dangerous if you touch it?

No: I am guessing that you extracted some vitreous gel from an animal eye in a laboratory or school project. It is an inert gel of with no dangerous properties. If human vitreous, then your eye or someones eye is ruptured and a critical situation has occurred. ...Read more

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What do you do when the vitreous humor goes up?

What do you do when the vitreous humor goes up?

See below: If you mean when the vitreous humor detaches, that is a normal aging change. However, new/worse floaters require a dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal tears or retinal detachments. ...Read more

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What does the aqeuous and vitreous humor in the eye do?

What does the aqeuous and vitreous humor in the eye do?

Many things: The aqueous enters and drains continuously supplying oxygen and nutrients to the eye interior, especially the front of the eye. It also maintains the pressure at a constant level which allows the optics to work. The vitreous is an inert gel which, holds the back of the eye in shape and absorbs the energy of hits to the eye preventing damage to the back of the eye. ...Read more

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Vitreous humour damage will I be normal ever again?

Vitreous humour damage will I be normal ever again?

See below: The vitreous has no useful purpose related to vision. You can have your vitreous jelly removed surgically (vitrectomy) and have normal vision. What do you mean by vitreous damage exactly? ...Read more

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Whats the diffrence between vitreous & retina?

Whats the diffrence between vitreous & retina?

Different parts : The vitreous is the gel that fills the cavity of the eye behind the lens and iris. The retina is the lining of the back of the eye that contains the rods and cones, the cells that receive light energy and sends it to the brain. ...Read more

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I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

I saw some smog like stuff like my vision going hazy. Is that the vitreous?

See an eye doctor: New flashes or floaters and/or loss of peripheral vision (like a curtain or veil obscuring part of the vision) require an urgent dilated retinal exam to rule out retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Does vitreous opacity come and go on its own?

Depends: The vitreous is the clear gel in the center of the eye which holds tissue in place and is a good shock absorber. Due to trauma , bleeding and aging, some opacities may develop which disturb the vision. Some of these may drift out of view over time but a few persist for many years. In extreme cases, removal by surgical vitrectomy is possible. ...Read more

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Feels like I have some loss of contrast: indoor artificial lights seem less bright during night.Vitreous deg?Wavefront error 0.66 causing bad glare.

Feels like I have some loss of contrast: indoor artificial lights seem less bright during night.Vitreous deg?Wavefront error 0.66 causing bad glare.

Visit your eye doc: We all experience some vision change with aging, often starting in late 30s to early 40s. For some, this starts very early and there are young children need to wear glasses. Not sure when you had your eyes checked or got new set of lenses, but it sounds like another visit to the eye doc is a good idea at this time. Vision is precious. Protect and preserve it well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

How do you diagnose  retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

Dilated exam: A dilated eye examination can reveal these problems. Eye drops are used to stop the pupil from constricting when light is shone into them. This helps the doctor get a good view of the entire retina to check for these sorts of problems. ...Read more

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