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Aspirin And Macular Degeneration

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – You may have recently heard about the new study that possibly links aspirin to blindness, particularly "macular degeneration". Millions of people take aspirin every day and may be concerned.

Dr. Daniel Joseph is an ophthalmologist from the The Retina Institute. He has some information on this new study.

What specifically did this study say?

Taking an Aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes could put you at risk for macular degeneration.

After a 15 year study, one in 27 'occasional' users developed the vision problem. Almost one in 10 'regular' Aspirin users developed it.

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