Lattice degeneration is a common condition in which the peripheral retinal tissue becomes abnormally thin. The retinal blood vessels also become damaged and stiff, leading to the formation of round or oval-shaped legions in the far peripheral retina. This is what creates the condition’s distinct lattice-like appearance.
Lattice degeneration does not cause any symptoms on its own and may go unnoticed. In the vast majority of cases, the condition is not serious and does not require treatment. However, because the retinal tissue is already fragile, patients with lattice degeneration are sometimes more vulnerable to serious conditions such as retinal tears or detachment.
For more information, please visit the American Society of Retina Specialists website.
Uveitis is a condition in which the uvea, the middle layer of tissue in the eye, becomes inflamed. Redness and swelling can occur in the front, middle, or back of the uvea. Depending on where the condition manifests, symptoms have varying degrees of intensity. In severe cases, all layers of the uvea are affected. Common symptoms include:
- Eye redness
- Eye pain
- Blurry or decreased vision
- Light sensitivity
If left untreated, uveitis can lead to serious complications such as cataracts and glaucoma. As such, it’s important to get treated right away.