According to a study, old people, how take aspirin as twice in danger of losing their sight compared to the seniors that did not take aspirin.
The data can not prove that aspirin causes vision loss. However, the findings are of matter if aspirin somehow worsens the eye disorder researchers say given how many seniors bear it daily for heart disease.
William Christen of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston believes it is not wise for people, who have age-related macular degeneration to take aspirin. Christen got no involvement in the study.
Researchers led by Dr. Paulus de Jong at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Academic Medical Center gathered health and lifestyle data from over 4,700 people over age 65.
The study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, included Norwegian, Estonian, British, French, Italian, Greek and Spanish seniors.
Of the 839 seniors, who took aspirin daily, 36 shows some sign of an advanced form of the disease known as wet macular degeneration.
The result shows that there are four out of 100 aspirin users, who might suffer from muscular degeneration because of in taking of aspirin.
The wet form in the eye, caused by dripping blood vessels in the eye, leads to vision loss in the middle of the eye’s field of vision.
The dry form of macular degeneration is more ordinary and not as much as severe, although people still experience impairment.
Mutually, wet and dry macular degeneration composed of the leading causes of vision loss with people over age 60, which afflicts millions of Americans.
The researchers conclude that aspirin has no connection with the dry form, nor to prior stages of the disease.
Most of the time aspirin taken so that people can prevent further development of cardiovascular disease. Paulus told Reuters Health there has been an argument over the connection between cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration.
According to an email written by Paulus, His team should carefully analyze as meticulously as possible whether cardiovascular disease can influence results, and still discovered that aspirin users, despite their heart health — are at a greater risk of the dangerous vision loss.
Paulus says while it is a nifty idea to warn people about the harmful role of aspirin to macular degeneration, “a healthy and functioning has no use to a dead body.
To make it understandable, for people suffering from cardiovascular disease who take aspirin so that they could prevent their condition from worsening, the advantages of the drug prevail over the danger to visual health.