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macular degeneration

Degenerative changes in the retina usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula lutea) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.
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  • age-related maculopathy
  • age-related macular degeneration
  • macular dystrophy
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