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.
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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