A member asked:

Does symptomatic (floaters) lattice degeneration require prophylactic laser treatment? does it minimise the risk of potential future tractional tears?

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Depends: Lattice degeneration is thinning of peripheral retina from vitreous "pulling" on retina with whitening of blood vessels- forms a patch of "lattice" white blood vessels and thinned retina. Lattice can be associated with round retinal holes from the thinning and retinal tears at the edge-this can result in retinal detachment. Laser is used to treat symptomatic tears or risk of retinal detachment.

Answered 3/27/2017

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