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English definition of “age-related macular degeneration”

age-related macular degeneration

noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪdʒ.rɪˌleɪ.tɪd mæk.jə.lə dɪ.dʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˈeɪdʒ.rɪˌleɪ.t̬ɪd ˈmæk.jə.lər dɪˌdʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ (also AMD, macular degeneration) specialized
a disease in older people that weakens the most important part of the retina (= the area at the back of the eye that receives light). This leads to problems when looking directly at objects and sometimes eventually to loss of sightEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasers
(Definition of age-related macular degeneration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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