V R Department

V R Department

Diagnostic Services

Surgical Services

FAQs

Lattice degeneration

( Most common type of retinal degeneration)

In Lattice degeneration there is thinning & atrophy of peripheral
retina.
Nearly one out of every 10 people develop lattice degeneration and
in 30 to 50 percent of those cases, both eyes are affected.

Lattice degeneration per se is a silent ( asymptomatic) degeneration,
but it is an important causative factor for retinal detachment . Lattice
degeneration is seen in approximately 30 percent of all detachment
cases. The detection and treatment of lattice degeneration is
important, as it can lead to temporary or permanent loss of vision.

No symptoms : Usually no treatment is needed.
But, in patients with higher myopia or those at high risk for
retinal detachment, your retina specialist may recommend a
simple laser treatment to seal associated retinal holes or tears.

Symptoms present : When symptoms do occur, it is likely that
the retina has already detached or about to tear & detach. This
may include:

An increase in floaters and flashers
Sudden vision loss
A curtain or shadow that seems to begin at the side or top of the eye

Lattice Degeneration + HST+ RD

If retinal detachment has occurred or about to occur, your doctor
will discuss treatment options such as lasers, cryotherapy ( cold
therapy) , pneumatic retinopexy, scleral buckle and vitrectomy that
can be used to replace the retina and prevent long-term vision loss.
( explained in retinal detachment section)

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Location/Address

19, Rajiv Nagar, Near Bharat Furniture, Wardha Road, Nagpur – 440 025

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