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age-related macular degenerationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌeɪdʒ.rɪˌleɪ.tɪd mæk.jə.lə dɪ.dʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌeɪdʒ.rɪˌleɪ.t̬ɪd ˌmæk.jə.lɚ dɪ.dʒen.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ abbreviation 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.
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