Definition of macular degeneration
: 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
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Medical Definition of macular degeneration
: progressive deterioration of the macula lutea resulting in a gradual loss of the central part of the field of vision; especially : age-related macular degeneration
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