macular de-generation

macular degeneration

noun Ophthalmology.
degeneration of the central portion of the retina, resulting in a loss of sharp vision.
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macular degeneration
 
n
pathological changes in the macula lutea, resulting in loss of central vision: a common cause of blindness in the elderly

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macular degeneration n.
Degeneration of the macula lutea characterized by spots of pigmentation and causing a reduction or loss of central vision.

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macular degeneration   (māk'yə-lər)  Pronunciation Key 
A progressive condition, usually seen in the elderly, characterized by a gradual loss of vision in the central area of the visual field and eventual blindness.
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