According to Healing the Eye and Wellness Center, long-term use of aspirin is a factor in age-related macular degeneration.
Regular aspirin users are more likely to develop the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration compared to people who take aspirin rarely or never. Aspirin is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Millions of people with heart disease take a daily low dose of aspirin, which they believe will prevent heart attacks and stroke. Aspirin is actually a blood thinner and may have some merit as such, doctors say.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in older adults; and it is, of course, on the rise as the age of the population expands. The wet form of macular degeneration accounts for 10 percent to 15 percent of cases, but it progresses more rapidly and is more likely to lead to vision loss than the dry form.
Smokers, especially heavy smokers, develop MD far more often than nonsmokers.
We think the best MD preventive is the long-term use of raw green food (lutein).