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Macular Degeneration MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Macular Degeneration
Tree Number(s)
C11.768.585.439
Unique ID
D008268
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008268
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Maculopathies
Age-Related Maculopathy
Macular Degeneration, Age-Related
Macular Dystrophy
Maculopathies, Age-Related
Maculopathy
Maculopathy, Age-Related
NLM Classification #
WW 270
Previous Indexing
Retinal Degeneration (1970-1978)
See Also
Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
Public MeSH Note
79; was see under RETINAL DEGENERATION 1970-78
Online Note
search RETINAL DEGENERATION 1970-74
History Note
79(75); was see under RETINAL DEGENERATION 1970-78
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/29
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