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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 sight
(Definition of age-related macular degeneration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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