Lattice Degeneration Follow-up

Updated: May 18, 2017
  • Author: Hemang K Pandya, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Educating patients about the symptoms (eg, new-onset floaters, flashes, visual field defects) of a retinal tear or detachment is critical. The necessity of being examined on an emergent basis if symptoms of flashes or floaters occur should be stressed.

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Complications

Complications are rare with laser retinal treatment, but epiretinal membrane, macular pucker, and/or retinal detachment may occur. [18]

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Prognosis

The prognosis is favorable.

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Patient Education

Educating patients about the symptoms (eg, new-onset floaters, flashes, visual field defects) of a retinal tear or detachment is critical.

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