Vitreous Body

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

The vitreous body is another word for the vitreous humour, or 'vitreous humor' (Am. Sp.).


The vitreous body or 'vitreous humour' is located in the the large area that occupies approx. 80% of each eye in the human body.

The vitreous body is a transparent thin-jelly-like substance that fills the chamber behind ('posterior to') the lens of the eye. It is an albuminous fluid enclosed in a delicate transparent membrane called the hyaloid membrane.

There is a channel called the canal of Stilling running through the centre of the vitreous body from the entrance of the optic nerve to the posterior surface of the lens. This is filled with fluid and lined by a prolongation of the hyaloid membrane.

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