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Has anyone experienced "floaters" as a symptom of gluten allergy and/or celiacs? I'm talking about the spots you see floating in your line of vision. Either seen as spots, flashes, or dark lines?

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Has anyone experienced "floaters" as a symptom of gluten allergy and/or celiacs? I'm talking about the spots you see floating in your line of vision. Either seen as spots, flashes, or dark lines?

I used to have floaters big-time pre-gluten free. Not sure when they went away. One day about a year ago, I guess, someone mentioned floaters and that's when it occurred to me I no longer had them.

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I used to get them all the time. Haven't had any now in years.

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Has anyone experienced "floaters" as a symptom of gluten allergy and/or celiacs? I'm talking about the spots you see floating in your line of vision. Either seen as spots, flashes, or dark lines?

YES! I saw my eye doc a month ago and told him about the floater in my right eye and he said there was nothing there. :unsure: Well, I am looking at it right now, right in the middle of my vision field! It comes and goes, too. And the flashes of light, like a spark, happen to me every day. When I was gluten free for 2 weeks before I started my challenge, it all went away! It will be interesting to see how much of this goes away FOR GOOD when I go gluten free!

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An eye doctor can help you control the symptoms and even offer surgery options, if needed, to permanently solve your floaters problem. It did mine. If you need an excellent recommendation, hands-down go with Dr. Alan Carlson at Duke Eye Center. Decades of expertise with thousands of surgeries under his belt. That website is what convinced me to schedule a consult and I

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I have floaters that I chase all over every page of every book and newspaper. It would be a miracle to be rid of them :rolleyes:

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An eye doctor can help you control the symptoms and even offer surgery options, if needed, to permanently solve your floaters problem. It did mine. If you need an excellent recommendation, hands-down go with Dr. Alan Carlson at Duke Eye Center. Decades of expertise with thousands of surgeries under his belt. That website is what convinced me to schedule a consult and Ive no regrets. (Of course if youre nowhere near North Carolina, Google is equally helpful in finding a nearer specialist.)

I had floaters for years before diagnosis and every eye doctor I saw told me they were annoying but harmless. Since I am legally blind without glasses I have seen a lot of eye doctors on a regular basis. There is no way I would risk an eye surgery to get rid of them even if they were still present.

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An eye doctor can help you control the symptoms and even offer surgery options, if needed, to permanently solve your floaters problem. It did mine. If you need an excellent recommendation, hands-down go with Dr. Alan Carlson at Duke Eye Center. Decades of expertise with thousands of surgeries under his belt. That website is what convinced me to schedule a consult and I

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I have floaters, too, for lack of a better word. My eye doc said it's because my eyes are really dry and the tears dry and leave fragments and that's what I see. Gross. It has gotten a little better since I've tried to use drops daily.

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Wow.

I have had eye floaters now for a year and a half. That coincideces exactly with my gluten symptoms. Never put two and two together.

Thanks

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Not to scare anyone here because symptoms of lyme disease and celiac disease are very similar, but the floaters in the eyes are a very common symptom of lyme disease. When I researched my symptoms celiac and lyme always came up together. I have never been tested for lyme disease but I grew in a small town and had my share of tick bites. The reason I bring this up is that the floaters in the eyes is one symptom that seems to be more related to lyme disease (not that it can't happen in someone with celiac).

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I have floaters, I got one just before I went gluten free, it seems to be fading since I went gluten free, but the doctors say it will likely never go away

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Just curious, could the floaters be from a vitamin or mineral deficiency caused by malabsorption due to celiac disease?

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Has anyone experienced "floaters" as a symptom of gluten allergy and/or celiacs? I'm talking about the spots you see floating in your line of vision. Either seen as spots, flashes, or dark lines?

I started getting floaters maybe 9 months ago. I've been glutin free for about 3 months now and they are pretty much non-existent.

Cannot say for sure the two are connected. Often the brain compensates and learns to ignore them and they seem to go away on

their own. Also since being gluten-free - I don't have the constant scaley dry skin all the time in the corner of my eyes which I use to have to

treat with Neosporin. If I stare into the the air long enough and think about them they start re-appear a bit - but not like the early days

when I thought they would drive me mad. Hang in there.

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These are also symptoms of detached retina.

This is a serious condition which needs checking out quickly. Especially if the lines become a shadow or curtain.

Been there, treat soon if it is

Edited to add, sorry, didn't spot this was an old post

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I got a crash course on floaters last month when my husband suddenly experienced a flash of light followed by lots of floaters in one eye--something that came on suddenly and he had not experienced before.

A trip to the doctor led to an evening at Wills Eye Hospital ER (Philadelphia). The retina specialist there explained that floaters are common and become moreso as we age. A trauma to the eye can also bring them about. What actually causes them is the gel-like fluid around the retina begins to pull away a bit from the back of the eye (common as we age). The thing to watch for, and call a doctor immediately, is if they suddenly increase and/or you see a "curtain" falling over your vision from the sides. This could indicate a detached retina and needs medical attention.

Floaters are common, detached retina is not but it is good to know the warning signs.

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