Parts of the Eye Affected by Eye FloatersVitreous humour
The eye contains vitreous humour, which is a clear, jelly-like substance that helps maintain the shape of the eyeball. Vitreous humour acts as a shock absorber when the eye is pushed out of shape. The vitreous is more than 98 per cent water but is two to four times more viscous.
The retina is made up of light-sensitive cells known as rods and cones that detect shape, colour and pattern. Nerve fibres leaving from the back of the retina bundle together to form the optic nerve. Visual information is relayed from the retina to the brain via this optic nerve.
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