Aspirin (2013) Use Increases Risk of AMD


Researchers investigating frequency of aspirin use with vision health found that there was a higher risk of developing macular degeneration (AMD) when aspirin was used daily.

The study was based on a questionnaire given to 2,389 Australians over a 15 year period.

The scientists found that, even with age, sex, smoking, heart disease history, high blood pressure, and body mass index, those people who used aspirin regularly had a great risk of developing advanced AMD. 9.3% of those using aspirin on a regular basis developed advanced AMD compared to 3.7% who did not.

Researchers: Liew G, Mitchell P, Wong TY, et al.

Published: The association of aspirin use with age-related macular degeneration. Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine 2013;173(4):258-64.