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macular degeneration

noun

Definition of macular degeneration

  1. :  a gradual loss of the central part of the field of vision usually affecting both eyes that occurs especially in the elderly and that in a slowly progressing form is marked especially by accumulation of yellow deposits in and thinning of the macula lutea and in a rapidly progressing form by scarring produced by bleeding and fluid leakage below the macula lutea



1918

First Known Use of macular degeneration

1918


Medical Dictionary

macular degeneration

noun

Medical Definition of macular degeneration

  1. :  progressive deterioration of the macula of the eye resulting in a gradual loss of the central part of the visual field; especially :  age-related macular degeneration




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