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January 2014

Aspirin Use and Aging Macula Disorder

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmogenetics, Netherlands Institute of Neurosciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands
  • 4Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and the Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 5Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 6Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(1):9-10. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5193

For nearly half a century, associations between aspirin use and aging macula disorder (also termed age-related macular degeneration [both AMD]) have been described, predominantly from case reports and small clinical studies. In the last year, the publication of more robust evidence from 3 population-based studies has reawakened interest in this question.13

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