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Vitreous Body

A transparent jelly-like substance, which provides a cushioned support for the rest of the eye and a clear unobstructed path for light to travel to the retina. The vitreous humor, the clear gel in the vitreous body, makes up about 80% of the eye's total volume.

The below list are a few of the more common conditions related to the Vitreous body