age-related macular degeneration

noun

Definition of age-related macular degeneration

: macular degeneration that affects the elderly in either a slowly progressing form marked especially by the accumulation of yellow deposits in and thinning of the macula or in a rapidly progressing form marked by scarring produced by bleeding and fluid leakage below the macula abbreviation AMD

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Recent Examples on the Web Quitting lowers the risk of not only lung and heart disease but also age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and optic nerve damage. Meryl Davids Landau, Good Housekeeping, "How to Maintain Good Eye Health, According to Doctors," 13 Mar. 2020

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Age-related macular degeneration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age-related%20macular%20degeneration. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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age-related macular degeneration

noun

Medical Definition of age-related macular degeneration

: macular degeneration that affects the elderly in either a slowly progressing form marked especially by the accumulation of yellow deposits in and thinning of the macula or in a rapidly progressing form marked by scarring produced by bleeding and fluid leakage below the macula abbreviation AMD

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