What is Lattice Degeneration?
April 14, 2015

What is Lattice Degeneration?

Lattice degeneration is an eye disease marked by peripheral retinal degeneration in a lattice pattern. Approximately six percent of the population develops lattice degeneration, but it is a factor in over 30 percent of phakic retinal detachments.

Lattice degeneration is asymptomatic and most commonly noticed during your routine eye examinations. Particularly if you are myopic, our NEPA eye doctors may want to perform additional tests to detect lattice degeneration and monitor its progress if it is diagnosed.

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Treating Lattice Degeneration

Some cases of lattice degeneration will remain asymptomatic and not require any special treatment. Others however may require laser treatment to seal holes and tears – helping reduce the risk of retinal detachment. If our ophthalmologists determine treatment is necessary in your case we will discuss your options to help you decide when best to undergo this simple and safe procedure.

To schedule your next appointment with one of our experienced NEPA eye doctors, please contact Northeastern Eye Institute today. We maintain offices throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania to better serve the needs of people living in our region.