macular degeneration


noun Ophthalmology.

degeneration of the central portion of the retina, resulting in a loss of sharp vision.

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British Dictionary definitions for macular degeneration

macular degeneration

noun

pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly
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macular degeneration in Medicine

macular degeneration

n.

Degeneration of the macula lutea characterized by spots of pigmentation and causing a reduction or loss of central vision.
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macular degeneration in Science

macular degeneration

[măkyə-lər]

A progressive condition, usually seen in the elderly, characterized by a gradual loss of vision in the central area of the visual field and eventual blindness.
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