Experimental Vitreous Syneresis

Benjamin Miller, Hedva Miller, Stephen J. Ryan

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Perfluoropropane gas was injected into the vitreous body of a primate eye. Clinical and morphologic studies revealed that the gas bubble created a large cavity within the vitreous. The cavity that subsequently filled with viscous liquid was completely enveloped by vitreous gel, thus simulating the clinical condition known as vitreous syneresis. The shell of residual vitreous, which was much thicker inferiorly and behind the lens than superiorly, seemed to be an intact and continuous layer. In spite of the extensive syneresis, posterior vitreous detachment failed to develop. Our findings suggest that a vitreous cavity, voluminous as it may be, is not sufficient to cause posterior vitreous detachment in the primate eve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1385-1388
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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