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Aspirin use linked to rare eye disease

People who routinely take aspirin -- as many older adults do, to lower heart risks -- may face a slightly increased risk of a rare but potentially blinding condition called neovascular macular degeneration, new research shows. The risk of developing the condition is about 1 in 200 among all older adults but was about 1 in 100 among aspirin users in the study. Still, the heart benefits of aspirin use will outweigh the eye risks for many people, researchers say. (New York Times)


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