macular degeneration
noun Date: 1918 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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  • macular degeneration — a group of conditions affecting the macula lutea of the eye, resulting in a reduction or loss of central vision. Age related macular degeneration (AMD, ARMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly. Two types are commonly recognized …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Age-related macular degeneration — A disease with it onset usually after age 60 that progressively destroys the macula, the central portion of the retina, impairing central vision. Age related macular degeneration (AME) rarely causes blindness because only the center of vision is… …   Medical dictionary

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