NY Daily News (NY) – by Carol Kuruvilla
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Scientists at Sydney University have found that regular aspirin takers are more likely to develop an irreversible disease that causes vision to become progressively more blurred. Of the 2,389 people who participated in the study, those who took aspirin at least once a week had a greater chance of developing wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a condition that destroys the center of a patient’s field of vision.
The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, focused on patients who were on average in their mid-60s. One in 10 took aspirin “regularly,” while the rest took the drug occasionally, the BBC reports. Eye tests were performed every five years.