Long-term aspirin blindness link

People who regularly take aspirin for many years, such as those with heart problems, are more likely to develop a form of blindness, researchers say.

A study on 2,389 people, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed aspirin takers had twice the risk of wet age-related macular degeneration.

The disease damages the sweet spot in the retina, obscuring details in the centre of a patient’s field of vision.

The researchers said there was not yet enough evidence to change aspirin use — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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