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Problems With Eyes
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hihi,

i was wondering if any of you have problems with your eyes? i seem to have constant redness in my eyes, and frequently i will have a yellowy/green discharge. once every couple of months, i will get a pink eye type infection that goes away after a couple of days. does this sound at all familiar to anyone?

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Hi,

No I have not experienced any eye trouble similar to your situation. I can say that Bilberry Extract is known for providing strong support for the eyes.

Best Wishes!!

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I have not heard of celiac being related to those sorts of eye problems. Hopefully, you can make it in to an ophthamologist soon.

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One of my first symptoms was itchy, watery, red eyes, sometimes

had sharp pains in them. I was treated for environmental

allergies, but my eyes never felt better until I went gluten-

free. Now that is a symptom which occurs when ever I

unknowingly eat gluten.

I've never had any discharge, sounds like an infertion.

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:( me too--i have the itchy, watery, red eyes from other allergens, but this sounds like and infection to me too and pink eye is so much easier to get then people think--sometimes a cold in your eye behaves like this too--i think a doctor is the answer---i do wish i could find something for my eyes because i never going to get the allergen to disappear---many perfume scents make my eyes water and just walking pass someone with the wrong scent on sets my eyes off-- ;) deb
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When I use make-up with gluten in it my eyes get so irritated.

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hmmm. okay. part of me is wondering if it's a lubrication problem. my eyes always feel so dry. but, i'll make an appt. thanks for the input, guys.

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I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! I get the same thing. It happened to me for a while and I couldn't figure out what it was. Then I realized that my shampoo had wheat in it and it was getting in my eyes. It also happens when I use face cream or eye makeup that is not gluten free. It doesn't happen when I accidentally ingest gluten but just with cosmetics, lotions or shampoos. I often wake up with my eyes crusted together and they look terribly red and sticky for a day or two. I am right there with you! I would check your lotions and shampoos.

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wow. i never thought of that. i will. anyone know if cetaphil is gluten free?

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I don't think it is. I was using that before and I think that is one of the lotions that caused my eye to crust up. I would call but if I remember correctly, Cetaphil face lotion is NOT gluten-free.

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i made a discovery this morning. the hippy, all natural, non-sodium lauryl sulfate conditioner that i bought to help my ailing scalp has WHEAT PROTEIN in it (aka gluten). bugger. well, that might be it anyway.

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