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Question:
How costly is lattice degeneration to repair?

Answer:
Lattice vitreoretinal degeneration is a thinning of the retina in the back of the eye. This may increase the risk of retinal tear or retinal detachment. Lattice cannot be "repaired," although laser treatment has been suggested by some specialists as a way to strengthen the retina surrounding the areas of lattice to reduce the risk of retinal tear or detachment. The cost of this laser treatment is highly variable, depending on the surgeon, the insurance carrier, etc. Ask your ophthalmologist about this treatment and its costs.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Jul 28, 2014

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