macular degeneration

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macular degeneration

n.
A condition in which the cells of the macula lutea degenerate, causing blurred vision and ultimately blindness.

macular degeneration

n
(Pathology) pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly

mac′ular degenera′tion


n.
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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Noun1.macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred visionmacular 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
age-related macular degeneration, AMD - macular degeneration that is age-related
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macular degeneration

n degeneración f macular
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MACULAR degenerative disease is caused by deterioration of the retina -- the layer of the eye that relays images to the brain.
Though macular diseases can vary widely, age-related, and similar inherited macular degenerative diseases are all characterized by buildup of debris in the retina, the light sensing tissue in the back of the eye that is crucial for vision.

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