Macular degeneration is a chronic disease characterized by tissue damage in the eye. Basically, macular degeneration does not cause blindness, but make the vision becomes blurred. This disease causes tissue damage accompanied by bleeding in the eye.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), there is a correlation between the use of aspirin and macular degeneration. It has been analyzed from the 2389 people who use aspirin a period of more than one week.
“The use of aspirin can lead to macular degeneration disease, but until now no solution because it takes aspirin to treat headaches, digestive disorders, and others,” said Gerald Liew, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, Australia, as quoted from EmaxHealth .
Macular degeneration usually develops gradually without pain. Patients will experience changes in vision such as requiring more light when reading or doing work, it is difficult to adapt at low light places, decrease intensity or brightness of the color, it is difficult to recognize faces, and blurring the view.