Navigating Lattice Degeneration: Diagnosis and Treatment Eye Care March 13, 2024

Navigating Lattice Degeneration: Diagnosis and Treatment

Lattice degeneration is a condition affecting the eye’s retina, specifically characterized by thinning and atrophy of certain areas. These weakened areas, resembling a lattice pattern, can pose risks such as retinal tears or detachments. Understanding this condition is crucial for proactive eye health.

At Eyeonce Eye Clinic—our experts—including renowned ophthalmologists Dr. Paik Dong Won and Dr. Jung Sae Rom, have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating lattice degeneration. Eyeonce is at the forefront of providing comprehensive eye care, ensuring patients receive the best insights and treatments available.

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Understanding Lattice Degeneration

Lattice degeneration zeroes in no specific regions within the eye, impacting crucial visual components. Understanding these targeted areas is vital for both diagnosis and effective management. Here are some key zones of the eyes affected by lattice degeneration:

  • Retinal Thinning – Lattice degeneration primarily affects the retina, the delicate tissue lining the back of the eye responsible for capturing light and transmitting visual signals to the brain.
  • Lattice Pattern Formation – Within the retina, lattice degeneration manifests as a distinctive lattice-like pattern. This pattern consists of thin, atrophied areas that create a grid-like appearance.
  • Vitreous Humor Interaction – Lattice degeneration may interact with the vitreous humor, the gel-like substance filling the eye. This interaction can contribute to the development of retinal tears or detachment.

Eyeonce Eye Clinic’s eye specialists utilize advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques to pinpoint affected regions of the eyes. This precision allows for personalized treatment plans, addressing the unique characteristics of each patient’s lattice degeneration.


Lattice degeneration stems from a combination of factors including the following:

  • Genetic Predisposition – A hereditary link often plays a role in lattice degeneration. If there is a family history of this condition, individuals may be genetically predisposed.
  • Environmental Influences – External factors, such as exposure to specific environmental elements or stressors, can contribute to the development of lattice degeneration.
  • Anatomy of the eye – The intrinsic structure of the eye can be a contributing factor. Certain regions may be genetically prone to lattice degeneration, and the eye’s natural anatomy may play a role.
  • Age-Related Changes – Advancing age is a significant factor, with lattice degeneration more commonly observed in older individuals.
  • Underlying Health Conditions – Certain systemic health conditions, including myopia (nearsightedness), may increase susceptibility to lattice degeneration.

At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, our commitment to unrivaled eye care is evident in our approach to diagnosis and treatment. Our specialists employ cutting-edge diagnostic tools to identify the precise causes of lattice degeneration in each patient. This personalized strategy ensures that individuals receive targeted care, addressing the specific factors contributing to their condition.

Common Symptoms

While often asymptomatic, lattice degeneration may present subtle signs that warrant attention. Understanding the common symptoms of lattice degeneration is paramount.

  • Flashes of Light – Patients may experience flashes of light in their peripheral vision. These flashes can occur spontaneously and may resemble brief bursts of brightness.
  • Floaters – The presence of floaters, dark specks or lines drifting across the visual field, is a common symptom. These floaters may indicate changes in the vitreous humor.
  • Blurred Vision – Blurriness, especially in peripheral vision, can be an early symptom. This may affect the ability to see clearly on the sides of the visual field.
  • Reduced Night Vision – Lattice degeneration may impact night vision, causing difficulties in seeing clearly in low-light conditions.
  • Distorted Vision – Some individuals may experience distorted vision, where straight lines appear wavy or bent. This can be indicative of changes in the retina.
  • Eye Pain or Discomfort – While less common, lattice degeneration may be accompanied by mild eye pain or discomfort, prompting individuals to seek professional eye care.

Recognizing these symptoms early is crucial for timely intervention. At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, our specialists are adept at identifying these subtle signs through comprehensive eye examinations. Paik Dong Won and Jung Sae Rom, along with our dedicated team, ensure that patients receive prompt and precise diagnoses, paving the way for tailored treatment strategies.

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Diagnosis and Treatment


  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations – Diagnosis begins with thorough eye examinations, including visual acuity tests and intraocular pressure measurements.
  • Retinal Examination – Specialized techniques, such as fundus photography and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), allow for detailed imaging of the retina, aiding in the identification of lattice degeneration.
  • Fluorescein Angiography – This diagnostic tool involves injecting a dye into the bloodstream to highlight blood vessels in the retina, aiding in the detection of abnormalities.
  • Ultrasonography – In some cases, ultrasound imaging may be used to obtain a cross-sectional view of the eye, providing additional insights into the condition.
  • Visual Field Testing – Assessing the visual field helps determine any peripheral vision abnormalities associated with lattice degeneration.


  • Observation – In cases where lattice degeneration is stable and asymptomatic, regular monitoring may be recommended without immediate intervention.
  • Laser Photocoagulation – Laser treatment can be employed to create scar tissues around areas of lattice degeneration, reducing the risk of retinal tears or detachments.
  • Cryotherapy – Cold therapy or cryotherapy, involves freezing the areas of lattice degeneration to create adhesions, providing additional support to the retina.
  • Surgical Interventions – In more advanced cases or if complications arise, surgical procedures such as vitrectomy may be considered to address retinal issues.
  • Lifestyle Modifications – Encouraging lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and managing systemic health conditions, can contribute to overall eye health.
At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, our specialists employ a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment. Paik Dong Won and Jung Sae Rom, ensure that individuals with lattice degeneration receive tailored care based on their unique needs. Early diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan contribute to optimal outcomes and sustained eye health.

Why choose Eyeonce Eye Clinic Gangnam for Lattice Degeneration treatment?

Utmost Patient Care

Our eye care professionals and staff ensure to give you your money’s worth. We guarantee you receive the best medication possible and assure you that you are guided and understood, making you feel comfortable and confident at every step. 

Comprehensive Consultation

Eyeonce Eye Clinic offers comprehensive eye examinations to evaluate your condition and determine the best eye strain treatment. Our ophthalmologists take their time to cater to your questions and address your concerns, ensuring you make an informed decision about our vision correction options.

Expert Eye Doctors

Our ophthalmologists, Head Director Dr. Paik Dong Won and Medical Director Dr. Jung Sae Rom, are highly knowledgeable and adept in treating eye strain. They always use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Lattice degeneration is a condition where certain areas of the retina thin and form a lattice-like pattern, potentially increasing the risk of retinal tears or detachments

While genetic factors play a role, regular eye examinations, a healthy lifestyle, and managing underlying health conditions can contribute to prevention.

Individuals with a family history or other risk factors should undergo regular eye screenings as advised by their ophthalmologists. Early detection is crucial for effective management.


In the intricate landscape of eye health, understanding and addressing conditions like lattice degeneration is paramount for sustained well-being. At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, we acknowledge the significance of proactive eye care. Ophthalmologists like Paik Dong Won and Jung Sae Rom lead our commitment to delivering personalized care, ensuring individuals receive the attention and insights needed for optimal eye health. Schedule a consultation with them today and embrace a future filled with visual clarity and wellness!