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A 30-year-old male asked:

Mom had 'subclinical' rd 6 months after cataract surgery.no one else in my fam had it. has lattice in other eye.is this a family history of rd for me?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: You should have regular eye examination including retinal exams.
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Yes: Sounds if you have lattice degeneration which is a risk factor for retinal detachment! lattice is a thinning of the peripheral retina which weakens the retina and sometimes holes develop. When fluid from inside the eye goes into the hole it can cause retinal detachment.
Last updated Dec 17, 2013

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