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  • noun

Synonyms for degeneration

Synonyms for degeneration

descent to a lower level or condition

Synonyms for degeneration

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

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Snowflake degeneration is a vitreoretinal degeneration characterised by early onset cataract, severe fibrillary vitreous degeneration causing an optically empty vitreous, peripheral vascular sheathing, degenerative atrophy of retinal pigment epithelium, and peripheral retinal abnormalities consisting of minute shining intraretinal crystalline-like deposits that resemble snowflakes.
Following this regimen could slow or even stop the progression of macular degeneration and vision loss.
WFSB Your Heath - New Surgery for Macular Degeneration in Connecticut
A study last year estimated that less than seven percent of Americans age 40 and up have macular degeneration.
I think the effects of aspirin may be different in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration than in the late stages.
Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, and that can make a difference - even if you have a genetic susceptibility to macular degeneration and, of course, don't smoke," he added.
The scientists compared the participants' homocysteine levels with those of 58 patients who had so-called "dry" macular degeneration (the less aggressive form), and with 56 control patients of similar ages.
The clinical manifestations of hypertrophic olivary degeneration probably reflect a loss of inhibitory control as a result of disruption of the dentato-rubroolivary pathway.
As people are living longer, the incidence of macular degeneration will inevitably increase.
My letter is for the sole purpose of emphasizing the need for early detection and treatment of macular degeneration.
Preliminary studies of ranibizumab convinced the Food and Drug Administration in June to approve the drug to treat wet macular degeneration.
In fact, nearly all eye-related diseases and conditions, including dry eye syndrome, (2) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), (3) glaucoma and cataracts, (4) are slightly or considerably more prevalent in women.
Some cases of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be treated with thermal laser surgery or with photodynamic laser therapy, but neither treatment can restore lost vision.
Macular Degeneration is a disease of the retina-center, which leads to practical blindness.
Running has never been shown to cause osteoarthritic joint changes or to cause spinal disk degeneration, which is reassuring to the millions of us who run.