Gluten And Eye Floaters
Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:45 AM
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
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein
Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:08 AM
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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