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 In her 60's, Mom lost her sight to both macular degeneration and glaucoma. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 11/24," 24 Nov. 2019 The dynamic duo also helps lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, two common eye disorders. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "7 Health Benefits of Grapes," 25 Oct. 2019 Baird has severe macular degeneration and recently had a successful cancer operation. Myra Macpherson, The New Republic, "The Forgotten Father of the Abortion Rights Movement," 7 Oct. 2019 Wertheim is an optometrist and engineer who is credited with helping millions of people to avoid developing cataracts and macular degeneration by creating eye wear that better screens out ultraviolet and blue light. San Diego Union-Tribune, "UC San Diego to create school of public health to fight disease, aging," 18 Sep. 2019 But medical experts say there is no proof that these treatments work, and three patients, who each paid $5,000 to be treated at U.S. Stem Cell in 2015, went blind after the fat extracts were injected into their eyes to treat macular degeneration. Denise Grady, New York Times, "A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.," 10 June 2019 Three patients in Florida suffered irreversible eye damage after fat extracts were injected into their eyes to treat macular degeneration, and reports of other serious side effects and reactions are not uncommon. Lloyd Minor, Fortune, "Why Google’s Crackdown on Fake Medicine Is So Important," 9 Sep. 2019 One is an immune therapy for non small cell lung cancer, another for dry macular degeneration, and another for spinal cord injury. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Carlsbad gains biotech that has three cell therapies in human testing," 31 July 2019 Three elderly women with macular degeneration lost their vision after having stem cells injected into their eyes in June 2015. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, "Save our stem cells, patients ask judge in FDA case," 9 July 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Macular degeneration.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macular%20degeneration. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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