A 32-year-old female asked:
What causes lattice degeneration? before lasik my eyesight was -2 in the left eye and -3.25 in right eye so mild myopia. no one in family has had it
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Dr. Tod Halleranswered
Ophthalmology 18 years experience
Unknown: First of all, there are 2 different kinds of lattice degeneration. Corneal lattice is an inherited and genetic disease of the cornea. Lattice degen of the retina is found in 1/3 of myopic patients and is caused by inadequately developed patches of the retina.
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Dr. Jay Bradleyanswered
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 20 years experience
Lattice degeneration: Lattice degeneration is a common finding especially in near-sighted patients. It does increase your risk of retinal issues so you should be followed regularly by an eye doctor.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2018
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