Originally Posted by Vyking
That study wasn't large enough to confirm the results.
You could always use Warfarin.
I'll stick to the aspirin and have regular eyesight checkups myself.
Have read the paper (glanced over it really) and don't know what to think.
About 25% of those using aspirin appeared to go on and develop MD. That's a huge proportion.
But the aspirin users had much higher rates of heart disease and stroke, as well as being older. The authors claim to have corrected for this statistically (i.e. the different susceptibilities to MD between the aspirin and non-aspirin groups). The problem here is this is fairly difficult to do with any great accuracy. We are dealing with only a 2x or, at most, a 3x effect, which is not huge, so statistical corrections might be a bit sus. at this level.
Anyway, I would say the jury is still out - until better and more definitive results come out.
Re, warfarin, I don't know how much better, or worse, that is. We can't assume it has no effect. It might turn out that any
blood thinner is detrimental to eyesight. Who knows? It would be nice if there was a safe alternative we could turn to - that kept the blood thin, and yet kept our eyes sharp, without risk.