Study Indicates Aspirin Users at Risk for Macular Degeneration

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 8:42am

Regular aspirin users may  have an increased risk for macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, as researchers in Australia studied more than 2,000 adults. Their aspirin use and eye health were monitored for 15 years and the research found those who used aspirin regularly, defined as once or more per week during the year, had a significantly increased risk for macular degeneration. Doctors say this discovery warrants further study, but in the meantime, patients should not stop taking aspirin if their doctor has prescribed the drug.

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