Aspirin Use Linked to Macular Degeneration

A leading cause of blindness, macular degeneration has now been found to be linked with aspirin use.

Researchers from Australia studied over 2,000 adults and their aspirin use, and monitored their eye health for a 15-year period. They discovered that those who used aspirin on a regular basis, which was defined as once or more per week during the past year, had a significantly increased risk for macular degeneration.

Doctors say that the finding warrants further study, but insist that patients should not stop taking aspirin if their doctor has prescribed the drug.