Molecular mechanisms of posterior vitreous detachment

To determine a molecular mechanism for posterior vitreous detachment and contraction of vitreous gel, the effects of serum components on bovine vitreous were systematically studied. Incubation of vitreous gel with calf serum caused a contraction of the gel accompanied by the release of a waterlike liquid. The low molecular weight fraction (M r < 10000) of… CONTINUE READING