Can a lattice degeneration by itself (and not associated with any tear or hole) cause or worsen eye floaters?

Lattice degeneration. Hi. Lattice degeneration is not due to the floaters. Rather, lattice occurs in areas where the retina and vitreous come together "more strongly" than other areas. The retina in these areas can be thinner, sometimes with holes, tears, or even retinal detachment. Increase in floaters or flashes means that the vitreous in your eye is changing; may be tugging on the retina. See an ophthalmologist.
No . Lattice degeneration refers to areas of thinning, usually in the peripheral retina. Sometimes retinal holes or tears develop in association with lattice degeneration. In the absence of a hole or tear, lattice degeneration is not symptomatic. Floaters, however, could be present for other reasons, like a hole or tear unassociated with lattice, or the natural process of the aging vitreous.

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