Medical Dictionary

age–related macular degeneration


Medical Definition of age–related macular degeneration

  1. :  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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