Eye
Retina
Lattice degeneration of retina


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 5 April 2019

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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
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