More News on Aspirin and AMD

Although an Australian study suggests that aspirin raises the risk of developing wet macular degeneration, its limitations must be recognized. First of all the risk is very low. Secondly, the researchers did not have full information on why these people took aspirin. Risks and benefits must be evaluated. Dr. Robert Cykiert, M.D. at the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University said “there is no obvious mechanism for how aspirin would affect AMD…so we tend to doubt it before we have more evidence.” Experts at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center state that “the strength of evidence is not sufficiently robust to be clinically directive.”

 

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