Regular Aspirin Use Linked To Blindness
Your heart health or your eye health: That’s the question facing believers in a new finding linking regular aspirin use to age-related macular degeneration. The BBC reports that a study of 2,389 people (averaging in their mid-60s) conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney showed that aspirin takers had twice the risk of “wet” age-related macular degeneration. The researchers, who tested the eyes of participants at five, 10, and 15 years, found that 9.3 percent of patients taking aspirin developed wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with 3.7 percent of patients who did not take aspirin. The increased risk was seen only in people who had taken aspirin for at least ten years. Read more from the BBC.