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More Research on Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On January 10, 2012 @ 5:22 am In Macular Degeneration | 4 Comments

Aspirin is a super/wonder drug. But the January 2012 issue of Ophthalmology reported on a large European study linking daily aspirin use to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers found that people aged 65 and older who took aspirin daily had double the risk of developing wet AMD, compared with those who took it less frequently.

This is the second article I have seen lately which suggests that aspirin is associated not only with wet macular degeneration, but even the dry type (which is hard for me to understand). And the more aspirin one takes, the higher the risk. It’s probably moot, as no one is going to risk a heart attack or stroke by stopping aspirin to avoid the risk of macular degeneration


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