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What is lattice degeneration?         

Lattice degeneration is a developmental thinning of the retina that occurs in about 6 percent of the population. It is a risk factor for retinal tears and retinal detachment, but the vast majority of people with lattice degeneration never have a problem. People with lattice degeneration should immediately report any floaters, flashing lights or loss of vision and should have a yearly dilated examination by an ophthalmologist.

Answered by: George Williams, MDDr. George Williams

Categories: Eye Diseases

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Answered: Jan 12, 2013

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