degeneration degeneration  /dɪ ˌdʒɛ nə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
  2. (n) the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  3. (n) passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

Usage(s):

  1. Too many promising treatments for macular degeneration, they caution, have failed to produce discernible benefits.
  2. Macular degeneration is devastating because it kills off a small but critical patch of light-sensing cells that line the retina like the film in a camera.
  3. It suggests there could be some biochemical process in the brain that both causes migraines and limits cognitive degeneration.

News

  1. Seniors with Age-Related Macular Degeneration See Vision Improve with Eylea Injections

    June 18, 2013 – Another of those worries right up there near the top of the list for most senior citizens is age-related macular degeneration. There is no cure for this eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. A new study, however, seems to have discovered a drug that can at least ease the vision problems.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Senior Journal

  2. New Drug Could Help AMD Sufferers

    University of Iowa ophthalmologists have tested a new drug to treat age-related macular degeneration in older patients. The researchers report that half of the eyes treated responded to the new drug, Eylea, with reduced fluid in the eyes, while one in three had improved vision after six months. Results appear in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Newswise

  3. Macular Degeneration: Implantable Telescope Improves Vision

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Once it progresses there aren't many treatment options, but now there is a high-tech way that doctors are using to help patients see better.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: KFSN-TV Fresno

Quotes

  1. "This regime has shown its true colors and its true face," Kasparov said during a break in his court hearing, where he faced charges of shouting anti-government slogans. "Today is an important demonstration of the degeneration of Putin's...
    on Apr 14, 2007 By: Garry Kasparov Source: Forbes

  2. "We must send a clear message that we must stop the kind of degeneration of sport that unfortunately happens so often," Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said in a statement.
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Romano Prodi Source: Reuters.uk

  3. In one chilling passage, Justice O'Connor said, "It takes a lot of degeneration before a country falls into a dictatorship, but we should avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings."
    on Mar 14, 2006 By: Sandra Day O Connor Source: Idaho Mountain Express and Guide

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