Aqueous humor - Definition
The aqueous humor is a clear, watery liquid that occupies the anterior and posterior chambers of the eyeball. It is also known as:
Aqueous humor - Origin, Appearance and Composition
The ciliary epithelium, which supports the lens and lies immediately behind the iris, secretes this liquid. The human body contains only a small amount of this limpid fluid, which appears as water but is similar to plasma, and has an alkaline reaction.
It is mainly compositioned ntains water. Other components of this fluid include:
Aqueous humor - Location
It can be found between the lens and the cornea, in the complex space in the front section of the eye which is anteriorly bound by the cornea and posteriorly bound by the front surface of the viterous humor.
Aqueous humor - Functions
The fluid performs a range of functions in the body:
Aqueous humor - Disorders
High production or reduced outflow of this fluid may result in Glaucoma, characterized by buildup of pressure within the eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause loss of visual field and ultimately blindness.
Aqueous humor - Pictures
The images show the location and appearance of this ocular fluid.
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