University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Lattice Degeneration of peripheral retina

Contributor: John J. Chen, MD, PhD, The University of Iowa

Photographer: D. Brice Critser, CRA

[WM-Field: Diagnosis]

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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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last updated: 08-06-2012
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