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Needs eval by eye MD: Lattice degeneration is a degenerative lesion in the periphery of the retina. It is a relatively common problem but in a few people, can lead to retinal holes and tears and retinal detachment. You should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist (eye MD) and find out if any treatment is needed. This link has good information: http://eyewiki.aao.org/Lattice_Degeneration Good luck ...Read more
How common are development of new areas of lattice over existing lattice degeneration of retina at a middle age?
Lattice degeneration: Is a process where an area of retina where either abnormal vitreous traction is placed on the retina or there is an area of missing 'internal limiting membrane'. Confluent areas may join in some people as you asked and lattice is associated with up to 40% of retinal detachments (rd). Atrophic retinal holes may complicate areas of lattice thus increasing risk of rd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Lattice degeneration does not typically worsen or even cause problems. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Doctors say that lattice degeneration develops at an age of 12 or so, only now I am having the symptoms. True? Does that mean it won't progress later?
early warning: Lattice is a protective reaction gluing the retina down when it is stretched in eye development. It is an area of weakness and the site of retinal detachments commonly in traumatized eyes. Most with lattice never get into trouble, and it usually causes no symptoms. But is worth an occasional look by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
8% of population have lattice degeneration. Could it be that most myopes have LD and never get detected or have problems and the real % may be higher?
That is possible: How many myopes are not examined or when examined a dilated exam is not done. ...Read more
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