vitreous cavity

vitreous cavity

Etymology: L, vitreus, glassy, cavum, cavity
the cavity in the eye posterior to the lens that contains the vitreous body and vitreous membrane and is transected by the vestigial remnants of the hyaloid canal.
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The inner surface is closely apposed to the posterior hyaloid face, or vitreous cortex, facing the vitreous cavity.
Antibiotics for Eye Injections: Don't routinely provide antibiotics before or after injections into the vitreous cavity of the eye.
A- and B-scan ultrasonography were performed and showed a large retinal mass extending into and filling almost the entire vitreous cavity in both eyes, with irregular internal reflectivity (Figure 1).
The vitreous gel has certain physiological functions including providing a conduit for the metabolic requirements of the lens and excluding cells and large macromolecules from the vitreous cavity in order to maintain transparency.
Diabetic retinopathy, for example, involves the growth of blood vessels not under the retina, as is the case in AMD, but on the surface of the retina and into the vitreous cavity.
Diabetic retinopathy, for example, involves the growth of blood vessels not under the retina, as is the case in MD, but on the surface of the retina and into the vitreous cavity.
It was attributed to the Hindu surgeon Susruta and described a procedure called couching, in which the cataractous lens is displaced with a sharp instrument so that it falls into the vitreous cavity, clearing the visual axis.
Via the NOVADUR([TM])delivery system, OZURDEX([TM]), a biodegradable implant which enables the extended release and effect of dexamethasone, is placed in the vitreous cavity in the back of the eye treating the macular edema associated with RVO, thereby improving a patient's visual acuity.
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RRD) are the most common and occur when fluid in the vitreous cavity passes through tears or holes in the neurosensory retina and separates it from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).
In this trial, the small ECT device was surgically-implanted into the vitreous cavity through the pars plana in one eye per patient.
YAG capsulotomy is usually performed to release the fluid, which disperses into the vitreous cavity and vision is restored.
Endophthalmitis is a serious intraocular inflammatory condition that results from infection of the vitreous cavity.