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how can gluten affect vision?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
People with Celiac: Disease react to gluten. While celiac disease does not directly affect the retina, ocular complications may occur as a secondary effect. Malabsorption of vitamins a and e may result in a pigmentary retinal degeneration. Some of the secondary complications are from associated conditions (i.e. Diabetes) leading to retinopathy and macular edema.

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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not).
Dr. Mark Pyfer
Dr. Mark Pyfer commented
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Also if the eyes shake or oscillate rapidly, a condition called nystagmus
Jul 21, 2013
Dr. Monte A Del Monte
Pediatric Ophthalmology 47 years experience
If one or both of the pupils appear white instead of dark or if the cornea (Clear bubble over the colored part of the eye) appears cloudy
Aug 9, 2013
Dr. Derek Sprunger
Ophthalmology 40 years experience
the periodic deviated eye should resolve by 4-6 months of age
Sep 5, 2013
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Gluten in the United States is mainly from wheat, because wheat is such a large part of the average american diet. However, gluten is also in barley, rye, and spelt. Malted barley, or malt, has gluten just like barley does.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What can I do if i've already lost some vision from glaucoma?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Good followup: The key to slowing down vision loss from glaucoma is having regular testing with a glaucoma care specialist and using a therapy that lowers eye pressure enough to preserve vision while avoiding side effects. If it's a medication, then proper usage and compliance/persistence are critical.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How will macular degeneration affect my vision, both now and in the future?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
It depends: Depending on the severity of the wet or dry form, macular degeneration is generally progressive. The rate is highly variable but with increasing severity, the central vision may become blurred and distorted while the peripheral vision remains essentially intact.
A 21-year-old member asked:

If the patient have lost already some vision from glaucoma, what could you do?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Laser or medications: Glaucoma happens when the optic nerve is damaged , usually by high pressures in the back of the eye. Peripheral vision is the first to be harmed. Eye drops can lower the pressure and so can a special laser treatment. By reducing the eye pressures, further damage can be lessened.

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