Blinding the World? exposing aspartame's blindingeffect. Aspartame also triggers optic neuritis and maculardegeneration, among other eye problems.
The late Dr. Morgan Raiford, ophthalmologist, specialistin methanol toxicity and owner of the Atlanta EyeHospital wrote many papers exposing aspartame's effecton the eyes: This letter is to Shannon Roth who wentblind in one eye from aspartame:
Dr. Raiford also wrote this paper on aspartame's effecton the eyes:
"May 20, 1987: FACTS ABOUT ASPARTAME
"The above product is also manufactured as NutraSweet.This pharmological
spin-off is a highly profitable item, with a growingmarket. These
products are used as a sweetener, some 200 times assweet as regular cane
"This product has some highly toxic reactions in thehuman visual pathway and we are beginning to observethe tragic damage to the OPTIC NERVE, such asblindness, partial to total OPTIC NERVE ATROPHY.Once this destructive process has developed there is noreturn of visual restoration. We are beginning to see andobserve another toxic reaction which affects the centralnervous system which is related to PHENYLALANINELEVELS IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.These observations are more vague, however, itstimulates the damaging to the brain and central nervoussystem, having the manifestations as PKU NEURODAMAGE. Over 3000 cases have been reported and theFDA to date has ignored this existence.