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 Anatomy
  • Cornea
  • Eye-Brain
  • Iris & Pupil
  • Lens
  • Optic Nerve
  • Retina
  • Vitreous Humor
  • Vitreous Humor

    From the lens, light rays shine through the eyeball to the back of the eye. On its way, it passes through the vitreous humor, a clear, gel-like substance that fills the eyeball and supports the outer layers.

    A gel-like substance call the vitreous humor fills the eyes.

    The vitreous includes a meshwork of collagen fibers that hang between the lens and the retina. This meshwork is thicker near the back of the eye, where it is attached to the retina and the optic nerve.

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