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Lattice degeneration with floaters on both eyes. Reviewed a week ago-no tear/hole. Last night, I had just one flash in left eye. Need uation immediately?

Flashing lights . Mean that the retina is involved and should be evaluated for retina holes or tears. Read more...
Flashes are an . Important signal from the retina that it may be undergoing a vitreous detachment. A posterior vitreous detachment or PVD is a natural and normal process, but is occasionally accompanied by flashes. These result from pulling on the retina and in perhaps 10-20% of patients may be associated with a tear. A tear can lead to a detachment of the retina which could lead to vision loss if not repaired. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I am 45y.O. And just diagnosed with lattice degeneration in both eyes will this make me go blind and what are my chances of getting a retinal tear?

Likely not. Lattice degeneration is a disease of the peripheral retina in which holes and tears may develop from peripheral retinal thinning( looks like lattice pattern) likely form impaired circulation. About 8-10% of population is affected, and about 10% chance of retinal detachment risk from a tear in retina. . Generally fixed with surgery successfully. Most people don't lose vision, unless serious rd. Read more...
Examine Regularly. Lattice degeneration of the retina are weak zones in the peripheral retina where the vitreous gel may have a very tight adhesion. This may predispose to a retinal tear or detachment. If lattice is associated with holes, subretinal fluid, or with symptoms of flashing lights, then prophylactic laser treatment may be in order to lower the risk of retinal detachment. Get seen by a retina specialist. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I have lattice degeneration in both eyes and am high myopic. Are bending over and driving on a bumpy road restricted? The roads are bad in here.

No. It's not likely that these activities would adversely affect your eyes but by chance. I would advise against activities that may increase your risk for eye injury(advisable to all), without concurrent use of protective eye wear. These include basketball, boxing, racket sports, or anything that may result in sudden jarring of your head. Remember, if you experience any sudden change in vision, c doc. Read more...
Be reassured. Having myopia and lattice is a really common issue. Though I haven't examined you, it is clear you are very nervous about this. But there may not be much to be done and relatively little likelihood of your being able to change your outcome by avoiding bumpy roads and bending over. Live your life and enjoy!! Know that new or increased floaters, flashes, or shadow deserves a retinal exam promptly. Read more...

I see a shadow by everything in my vision with or without my glasses in both eyes I have lattice degeneration in both eyes should I be concerned?

Yes. Lattice degeneration may precipitate a retinal detachment, but usually in one eye. If you see shadows in both eyes it may be scotomas, related to the brain. It may also just be uncorrected astigmatism. See your ophthalmologist. Read more...
Yes. If this is new, then you should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. There many possible explanations for a shadow in the vision, but some of them can lead to blindness. Read more...