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How lattice degeneration should be managed?

How lattice degeneration should be managed?

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

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Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Need for follow-up: Lattice degeneration of retina may not be serious by itself but make the retina prone to tears and detachment. You should get your eyes checked regularly and if you notice any sudden change in vision, floaters etc see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is retina thinning and lattice degeneration the same thing?

Is retina thinning and lattice degeneration the same thing?

Not quite: Lattice is the response in the peripheral retina to thinning and stress. There are other causes of retinal thinning and most retinal thinning does not lead to lattice. So they are not the same thing. ...Read more

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Is retina thinning and lattice degeneration one and the same?

Is retina thinning and lattice degeneration one and the same?

They are the same: Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the peripheral retina from the vitreous gel "pulling" on the retina with a distinctive whitening of the retinal blood vessels. This forms an oval or round patch of "lattice" white blood vessels and a 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. ...Read more

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Lattice degeneration with retinal hole. What to activities to avoidp?

Lattice degeneration with retinal hole. What to activities to avoidp?

Boxing: Avoid anything that would cause a direct blow to the eye. Other than that, there are no limitations. ...Read more

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What are the differences between thinning of the retina & lattice degeneration?

They are the same: Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the peripheral retina from the vitreous gel "pulling" on the retina with a distinctive whitening of the retinal blood vessels. This forms an oval or round patch of "lattice" white blood vessels and a 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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do anything to prevent my lattice degeneration from getting worse?

No: Lattice degeneration does not typically worsen or even cause problems. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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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 more

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