Medical Dictionary: Macular degeneration

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Macular degeneration: Another name for Age-related macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration (condition): Deterioration of the central field of vision.

Macular degeneration: AMD is a common eye disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that it will have little effect on their vision as they age. But in others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes.1

More information on medical condition: Age-related macular degeneration:

1. excerpt from Are You at Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: NEI

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