macular degeneration(redirected from Macular degeneration, polymorphic)
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A condition in which the cells of the macula lutea degenerate, causing blurred vision and ultimately blindness.
(Pathology) pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly
degeneration of the macula in the center of the retina, resulting in a loss of central vision but not affecting peripheral vision.
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|Noun||1.||macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness|
degeneration, devolution - the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
eye disease - any disease of the eye