Do you take aspirin daily? Then you run a higher risk of the eye condition macular degeneration.
Pain-relieving, fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory. Aspirin almost looks like a miracle cure † But did you also know that there are sometimes negative consequences stick to taking aspirin? From stomach complaints to deafness † Recent research by the Dutch professor of ophthalmology Paulus de Jong, in the journal Opthalmology shows that taking aspirin daily in the elderly can lead to a higher risk of the eye condition macular degeneration †
Macular degeneration (also called retinal aging) is an eye condition in which damage occurs in the so-called yellow spot, resulting in a decrease in visual acuity.
Typically, two out of every 100 people will develop macular degeneration. Daily aspirin swallowers are twice as likely to develop the eye condition.
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