A 40-year-old member asked:
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could you go blind from lattice degeneration?

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Dr. Ira Vidor
Dr. Ira Vidor answered
18 years experience Ophthalmology
It is rare: Lattice degeneration is a condition where the peripheral retina is degenerated or "weak" in certain areas. It can predispose to retina breaks in a small percentage of patients. These breaks can progress into a true retinal detachment and if severe enough, could cause loss of vision. You need regular ophthalmic exams if you have lattice. Either by a general ophthalmologist or retina specialist.
Answered on Feb 7, 2017
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