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Does doing a b/l barrage around the areas of lattice degeneration greatly reduce the risk of retinal detachment? Are there any risk in this procedure?

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Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Laser barrage can protect you from a retinal detachment from lattice if there are high risk findings associated like retinal tears along the edge of the lattice, history of retinal detachment in the opposite eye, marked traction/elevation along the lattice, etc.
Many have no problems at all from lattice and do not require treatment.

In brief: It depends

Laser barrage can protect you from a retinal detachment from lattice if there are high risk findings associated like retinal tears along the edge of the lattice, history of retinal detachment in the opposite eye, marked traction/elevation along the lattice, etc.
Many have no problems at all from lattice and do not require treatment.
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
Dr. H. Michael Lambert
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

It is recommended if there is vitreal traction, holes, tears, and/or is symptomatic.
In that case, it can lower the risk of future retinal detachment. The risk is very minimal in competent hands.

In brief: Perhaps

It is recommended if there is vitreal traction, holes, tears, and/or is symptomatic.
In that case, it can lower the risk of future retinal detachment. The risk is very minimal in competent hands.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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