Speaker: No harmful effects seen with aspirin use in AMD

MIAMI — There is no clear evidence that aspirin use has a harmful effect on age-related macular degeneration, according to a speaker here.“Persons with AMD should consider aspirin therapy when medically indicated,” Emily Y. Chew, MD, said at the Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2014 meeting. Using data from the AREDS2, Chew and colleagues developed and analyzed propensity score data to study the question of whether taking aspirin has a harmful effect associated with AMD.

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