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#1 sleer

 
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 12:44 PM

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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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

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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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

I have floaters. It's weird. I hate them.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:14 PM

I used to get them all the time. Haven't had any now in years.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 05:14 PM

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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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:40 PM

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 Iíve no regrets. (Of course if youíre nowhere near North Carolina, Google is equally helpful in finding a nearer specialist.)
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:36 AM

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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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:18 AM

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’ve no regrets. (Of course if you’re 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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Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:20 AM

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 Iíve no regrets. (Of course if youíre nowhere near North Carolina, Google is equally helpful in finding a nearer specialist.)


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Can you tell us something about the cause and type of surgery you had? How did the Dr. fix it?
I guess my questions are: If for you it was fixed by surgery what/how is it related to gluten? Or was it?
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:27 AM

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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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:17 AM

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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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

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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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:07 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2011 - 07:58 AM

Just curious, could the floaters be from a vitamin or mineral deficiency caused by malabsorption due to celiac disease?
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

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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