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News2009December › Eyesight problems in elderly caused by inflammation, not old age › December 2009

Eyesight problems in elderly caused by inflammation, not old age

It's supposed to be just one of those things as you get older - your eyesight worsens

It's supposed to be just one of those things as you get older - your eyesight worsens. Doctors even call it age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but as a recent WDDTY report revealed, it's got little to do with ageing, and a lot to do with inflammation.

Researchers have now confirmed this in two studies that have shown that anti-inflammatory drugs - and even low-dose aspirin - can combat the disease.

In one study, which involved 39,421 women in the Women's Health Study, those who regularly took low-dose aspirin reduced their chances of AMD by 18 per cent. In a second study, this time of 744 patients who were taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, none developed the more serious 'wet' variety of the condition.

The WDDTY report, 'AMD: It's inflammation, not age', was published in the November, 2009 (vol 20, no. 8) issue.

(Source: Ophthalmology, 2009; 116: 2386-92 (aspirin study); 2381-5 (statin study).


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