ABSTRACT The vitreous body, the volume of which is between 4 and 5 ml, consists mainly of water and collagen fibers connected with protein bonds. One of the goals of vitreoretinal surgery is the removal of the vitreous. In the case of a healthy vitreoretinal junction, this process usually proceeds without any problems. In some cases when the vitreoretinal junction is pathologically changed for example in the case of diabetic retinopathy,...

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