Age-related macular degeneration
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* * *age-related macular degeneration n macular degeneration that affects the elderly in either a slowly progressing form marked esp. by the accumulation of yellow deposits in and thinning of the macula lutea or in a rapidly progressing form marked by scarring produced by bleeding and fluid leakage below the macula lutea
* * *(ARMD) a type of macular degeneration seen most often in persons over the age of 50, although retinal changes can be seen earlier; this is the leading cause of blindness in elderly persons. There are two main types, the more common nonexudative (dry or involutional) type and the less common exudative (wet or neovascular) type.
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