A proper conception of the relations of the anterior vitreous to the crystalline lens in the human eye is of great importance for clinical and surgical understanding and guidance. As there are several mooted points on this subject, it will not be out of place at the present time to correlate the existing knowledge drawn from various sources and to bring out my observations of more than a thousand cases examined particularly for the features of this area. Since the use of the slit-lamp microscope, much discussion has arisen as to the nature of the so-called "retrolental space" and "hyaloid membrane." The behavior of features in the normal as well as in the diseased eye may be brought forward as evidence to prove that there is a condensation layer that limits the vitreous anteriorly, and that it is directly in apposition with the posterior lens capsule except for a capillary
KIRBY DB. THE ANTERIOR VITREOUS IN HEALTH AND IN DISEASE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(2):241–258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820090081006
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