Lattice degeneration of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Cite this page: Pernick, N. Retina: lattice degeneration of retina. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeretinalatticedegeneration.html. Accessed December 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Bilateral condition that involves retina peripherally between ora serrata and equator
  • Associated with hyperpigmentation, condensed overlying vitreous forming adhesions to margins of lattice degeneration that may cause subsequent retinal detachment
  • Fundoscopy: circumferential area of involvement with small criss-crossing white lattice lines (thickened hyalinized blood vessels)
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Atrophic and thinned retina with superficial gliosis
  • Thickened and hyalinized retinal vessels
  • Overlying liquefaction of vitreous with vitroretinal adhesions at edge of lattice lesion