Disorders Of The Vitreous

H43.811-813 Vitreous Degeneration

The vitreous is a gell-like substance that helps the eye maintain a round shape. Vitreous degeneration or vitreous syneresis is a natural progression of the vitreous becoming less transparent. As the vitreous breaks down the patient experiences black shadow-like "dots" in their field of view.

H43.311-313 Vitreous Membranes and Strands

Vitreous membranes are collections of glial cells, collagen cells and inflammatory cells that form on the inner surface of the retina.

H43.21-23 Crystalline Deposits in Vitreous

Crystalline deposits represent calcium-laden particles suspended within and attached to the structure of the vitreous body.