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macular degeneration

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

n
(Pathology) pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The association of cataract and cataract surgery with the long term incidence of age-related maculopathy: the Beaver Dam Eye Study.
Carotenoids in Age-related Maculopathy Italian Study (CARMIS): two-year results of a randomized study.
Millican, "Basal linear deposit and large drusen are specific for early age-related maculopathy," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
Moss, "Ten-year incidence of age-related maculopathy and smoking and drinking: the Beaver Dam Eye Study," American Journal of Epidemiology, vol.
Nielsen, "Age-related maculopathy: a risk indicator for poorer survival in women: the Copenhagen City Eye Study," Ophthalmology, vol.
Although the omega-3s showed no effect, the carotenoids did lower the risk of advanced age-related maculopathy, particularly in those who don't usually eat leafy green vegetables.
Hubbard, "The Wisconsin age-related maculopathy grading system", Ophthalmology, vol.
(30-31) Despite the exact pathogenesis of OAG not yet being fully understood, (32) the demographic risk factors (increased age, (5-10) family history of glaucoma, (33-36) African ancestry (37)), systemic risk factors (diabetes mellitus, (38-39) use of a-blockers, (40) systolic or diastolic hypertension, (41-43) perfusion pressure --systolic or diastolic blood pressure minus IOP or hypotension (44)) and clinical characteristics (increased IOP, (26-29) cup-to-disc ratio (CDR) >0.7, (34) thin central corneal thickness (CCT),45 presence of age-related maculopathy (AMD),10 presence of pseudoexfoliation, (46) high myopia (47)) associated with glaucoma are well known, and in cases of moderate-to-advanced glaucoma, the diagnosis is usually straightforward.
The relationship of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors to age-related maculopathy.The Beaver Dam Eye Study.
It is associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, retinal artery macro aneurysm, trauma,1 age-related maculopathy, hematological disorders such as leukemia and chemotherapy induced pancytopenia, following laser in situ keratomileusis because of rapid release of the microkeratotome vacum pressure or after retinal vascular rupture associated with physical exertion (valsalva retinopathy), Terson's syndrome, Purtscher's syndrome.2 Visual acuity is often profoundly reduced but spontaneous clearance usually occurs within few months.3 Nd: yag laser (neodymium yag laser) is commonly used for a variety of anterior segment procedures particularly iridotomy and posterior capsulotomy.
Stack et al., "Diet and risk factors for age-related maculopathy," The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol.