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Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2014 Jun;13(6):691-3. doi: 10.1517/14740338.2014.914169. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

Does aspirin increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration?

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University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) , 32 Gisbourne Street, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 , Australia +61 3 9929 8968 ; +61 399298379 ; elainechongwt@alumni.unimelb.edu.au.

Abstract

This commentary on the review by Christen and Chew discusses the controversy surrounding aspirin use and its association with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We address the strength of evidence between low-dose aspirin use and AMD and also discuss the risks and benefits of aspirin use in primary versus secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in these cases. We also highlight an ongoing randomized controlled trial in this area.

KEYWORDS:

age-related macular degeneration; aspirin; epidemiology; randomized controlled trial

PMID:
24773275
DOI:
10.1517/14740338.2014.914169
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