macular degeneration

noun

Definition of macular degeneration

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

Examples of macular degeneration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because your optometrist or ophthalmologist will look for eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration—conditions that are often symptomless, says Dr. Parker. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 13 Oct. 2021 As with most eye conditions, the earlier macular degeneration is detected, the better. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2021 Those suffering from macular degeneration may, therefore, benefit from zinc supplementation, but should consult their doctor. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 23 Feb. 2021 Genetics may be partly to blame for a macular degeneration diagnosis, but lifestyle habits are also at play: people who smoke, are obese, or eat poor diets are often at greater risk of developing the condition. Meghan Rabbitt, Good Housekeeping, 14 Oct. 2021 So Unity is taking aim at glaucoma, macular degeneration, and arthritis; the fridge in its lab is stocked with human eyeballs and knee cartilage. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021 The app can’t detect serious eye issues, like macular degeneration or cancer. Boone Ashworth, Wired, 19 July 2021 Spinach has plenty of lutein, which is believed to support eye health and reduce the incidence of macular degeneration, a concern mostly of people 55 or older. Gregory Mcnamee, CNN, 1 July 2021 In 2019, the Part B program’s biggest drug expenditure, at $2.9 billion, was for Eylea, which treats macular degeneration, followed by $2.7 billion for the cancer drug Keytruda. New York Times, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of macular degeneration

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Macular degeneration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macular%20degeneration. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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macular degeneration

noun

Medical Definition of macular degeneration

: 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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