Lattice Degeneration of peripheral retina
Contributor: John J. Chen, MD, PhD, The University of Iowa
Photographer: D. Brice Critser, CRA
Lattice degeneration is a common atrophic disease of the peripheral retina characterized by oval or linear patches of retinal thinning associated with vitreoretinal interface abnormalities. Lattice degeneration is often bilateral and occurs in 6-10% of the general population and seen more commonly in myopic eyes. Although only a small percentage of patients with lattice degeneration will develop a detachment, lattice is found in 20-30% of eyes that present with a rhegmatogenous retinal detachment.
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