THERE HAVE been many studies on the vitreous body; yet it is incompletely understood. It undoubtedly plays a large role in ocular pathology and in the complications after ocular surgery. The present study is an attempt to visualize and analyze the physiologic movements of the vitreous during ocular rotations.
The anatomic characteristics and relations of the vitreous are difficult to ascertain because of its transparency and its perishable nature. Numerous studies have been made during the past century, the results of which are not uniform; in fact, the conclusions in some respects are rather contradictory and confusing. Best,7 who made an outstanding anatomic study nearly 50 years ago, was aware of a relation of the vitreous to retinal detachment, and his concept of the vitreous structure seems to be rather close to that which is presently held. Among the more recent excellent contributions are those of Friedenwald and Stiehler,
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