Age-related loss of vision in the central portion of the retina (macula), secondary to retinal degeneration. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: ARMD AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration age-related macular degeneration

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Term information

Subsets

NCIT_C165258

ALT DEFINITION

A condition in which there is a slow breakdown of cells in the center of the retina (the light-sensitive layers of nerve tissue at the back of the eye). This blocks vision in the center of the eye and can cause problems with activities such as reading and driving. Age-related macular degeneration is most often seen in people who are over the age of 50.

Contributing Source

Cellosaurus

Preferred Name

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Semantic Type

Disease or Syndrome

UMLS CUI

C4230251

code

C84391

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