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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[USA], Oct 22 ( ANI ): According to a new study eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that causes vision loss.
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'Our experiments explain how this happens, and we hope this leads to therapies that slow macular degeneration, such as a new kind of eye drop,' the scientists said.
The dietary consumption of dark green leafy vegetables or supplements that contain specific carotenoids known as Lutein and Zeaxanthin are believed to possess the ability to prevent and/or slow the progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in the retina of the eye, responsible for giving them their pigment and maintain eye health.
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[USPRwire, Tue Oct 31 2017] This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Wet (Neovascular / Exudative) Macular Degeneration, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 6, 2017 -- Researchers here have created the first patient-derived laboratory model of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older adults.

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