Poughkeepsie NY Ophthalmologist Andreas Wolter, M.D. reviewed information and facts about age related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and aspirin use. “There may be a relationship between frequent aspirin use and Macular Degeneration (AMD) according to researchers from the European Eye Study who reported some interesting findings in the October 2011 publication ophthalmology which is the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology,” said Dr. Wolter. “They found that frequent aspirin use may be associated with an increased risk of early or late “wet age-related macular degeneration, but the study is somewhat limited in that there was an unknown amount of aspirin taken, as well as the possibility that participants may have taken aspirin after experiencing visual problems,” he went to explain. “So, at this time the study is interesting but inconclusive and certainly patients taking aspirin to offset the coronary risk profile or other vascular problems should NOT discontinue taking aspirin unless they have been directed to do so by their personal physician.”
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