Flat Lattice Lesion

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File number: 2025


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    Condition/keywords
    retinal detachment, retinal hole, lattice degeneration, scleral depression
    Description
    This 24-year-old woman had a flat lattice lesion without holes observed with no change for six years. She then developed two tiny retinal holes in this lesion and three years later the clinical retinal detachment shown here. She responded well to surgery. Even though such atrophic holes and lattice lesions may occasionally lead to a clinical detachment, it is important to understand that the mere presence of such holes is not an indication for prophylactic treatment. The reason for this is that we now know statistically that fewer than 1 percent of such cases lead to a retinal detachment.

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