Diet Soda and Spreading Choroidal Nevus
USA (United States of America)
I have had a choroidal nevus in my right eye for at least 25 years. That long ago, I was drinking diet coke like it was water, and that's how I became aware of the nevus, because the diet coke was causing the nevus to leak fluid into the layers of the retina and causing a bubble, which was distorting my vision, and that's how I became aware of the nevus in the first place.
How I know the problem with the nevus was caused by diet coke is because I had researched online about the link between aspartame and retinal problems, and to confirm, I cut back to one diet drink a day, and the bubble got smaller daily until it was gone, and I was only left with the blind spot from the nevus. Things were fine for a few years, but for the past couple years the nevus has been spreading a lot.
In an eye exam for glasses recently the doctor said he had never seen one so big, and it's interfering now with my straight on vision, and I can no longer read in that eye due to distortion and spots with no vision. My concern is that I will become totally blind in that eye, and I wonder if there is anything I can do to slow or reverse the progression. I do drink regular soft drinks with sugar on a regular basis.
Have you ever heard of a link between regular soft drinks and retinal problems. I don't consume any aspartame and haven't for years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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