The vitreous body (also referred to as the vitreous fluid or simply vitreous) is a layer of jelly-like fluid in the back of the eye that separates the light-sensing retina from the lens. The vitreous fluid acts as a shock absorber that protects the retina from damage during rapid eye movements and helps maintains the shape of the eye.
For more information, see The Eye and Vision.
All content and media on the HealthEngine Blog is created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard the advice of a medical professional, or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency department, or call the emergency services immediately.