Risk of Wet AMD linked to Daily Aspirin Use?

Jauary 7th 2012- Wet AMD poses a risk of blindness in seniors. Recent research has suggested that taking a daily aspirin may double the risk of developing wet AMD. The Journal Ophthalmology reported that daily aspirin use was associated with the onset of late-stage wet AMD and the onset of early dry AMD. The results of the study showed specifically that late-stage wet AMD onset was 2.22X more likely among daily aspirin users. Unfortunately, not inherent within the study was the exact dosages of aspirin taken, so correlations between specific dosages and risks was not assessed. – Read more about this topic here.

Article By: Antonio Chirumbolo SUNY 2013
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