if aspirin increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Patients will ask if aspirin increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

They're hearing about recent studies that suggest daily aspirin increases the risk of the "wet" version of macular degeneration...possibly by enhancing growth of abnormal new blood vessels in the eyes.

But explain this is based on observational data...so other factors could be responsible for the modestly increased risk.

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