Chapter 13. The Retina, Optic Nerve and Vitreous Humour

  1. Mary E. Shaw RN, OND, RM, RCNT, RNT, Cert Ed, MSc, BA Senior Lecturer (Teaching)1,
  2. Agnes Lee RN, OND, RM, MPhil, PGCE, BSc (Hons) Lecturer Practitioner1 and
  3. Rosalind Stollery SRN, SCM, TETC, DipN (Lond), OND, Cert Ed, BNS (Hons) Formerly Teaching Fellow2

Published Online: 10 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch13

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Shaw, M. E., Lee, A. and Stollery, R. (2010) The Retina, Optic Nerve and Vitreous Humour, in Ophthalmic Nursing, Fourth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319842.ch13

Author Information

  1. 1

    The University of Manchester and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    The University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405184298

Online ISBN: 9781444319842



  • The Retina, Optic Nerve and Vitreous Humour;
  • The optic nerve;
  • The vitreous humour;
  • Rhodopsin;
  • Retinal haemorrhage;
  • Hypertensive retinopathy;
  • Retinal degenerations;
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV);
  • Toxoplasmosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The retina

  • The optic nerve

  • The vitreous humour

  • Colour vision

  • Rhodopsin

  • Conditions of the retina

  • Toxoplasmosis

  • Toxocariasis

  • Conditions of the macula

  • Conditions of the optic nerve

  • Conditions of the vitreous humour

  • Reflective activity