Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:49 PM
I've had a nasty headache, and just today realized that my right eye is feeling rather "sore" - like a bruised muscle - particularly if I look out of the corner of my eye. I saw the eye doctor this afternoon, and there is no visible redness or swelling (and no mass at the back that suggests a tumor!), no increased pressure, or floating cells in the back of my eye, but his best guess is a low level of general inflammation in the area around the back of the eye and the muscles that control it. Ironically, he had mentioned that folks with autoimmune conditions sometimes have this pop up - and after he mentioned that, I mentioned the celiac disease. (He gave me non-steroidal anti-inflammatory eye drops to use for a week.)
So my question is whether or not anyone else here has dealt with something similar in the area of the eye?
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:06 PM
I have had eye inflammation several times. The doctor never gave a reason for the inflammation just treated it and told me not to read for a few days and wear dark glasses. I haven't had a problem since going gluten-free, but the last time I had my eyes examined I was told that I had a torn retina and was developing cataracts. I never thought about this being related to Celiac.
Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:16 PM
Diagnosed 12-2003 positive biopsy confirmed w/bloodwork
gluten-free from 5-2004
Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:38 PM
Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:14 PM
I can't remember whether it was the same eye both times or different.
They were a few months apart.
I may have been rubbing them but am not sure whether that was it.
The first time, a friend took me to hospital in the middle of the night and the doctor there gave me drops and it went down in a few days.
The second time it went down by itself in a day.
Those occasions were about 3 years ago, around the time I was developing the acute abdominal symptoms after going WF but not gluten-free yet.
My GP said it was not the sort of eye problem that went with Crohns therefore he ruled out Crohns. (I had had a problem on the chest shortly before, which also reminded me of Crohns incidentally.)
Anyway without a visit to the enterologist I have been diagnosed with gluten & wheat sensitivity which is a lot luckier than most still suffering unremediated out there...
Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:24 PM
Diagnosed April 2005 via bloodwork and endoscopy
4 year old daughter diagnosed March 2006 via bloodwork and endoscopy
She was completely asymptomatic
4 year old also diagnosed with Graves disease Sept 2006
Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:29 PM
I don't know if it is inflammation or not...My opthamologist said all looked good but I have a chronic pain above my left eye and a feeling of pressure around it. It feels like something is poking it but no doc can tell my why..... I am just assuming it is related to all this celiac stuff and hoping it will go away soon!
I also have had eye problems including migraines which cause you to have distorted vision. A few months before my diagnosis I would have what I called "attacks". About 45 min after eating breakfast (containing gluten) I would get very dizzy, anxious, and get like shimmering pools of light in my vision. I couldn't stand bright lights, my eyes were crusty, red and itchy. Sometimes I get sharp stabbing pains in my left eye. Most of these symptoms have cleared since going off gluten, but I still need to wear sunglasses when outside on a sunny day or following a car with a glare on it. I was treated many years for allergies, hay fever, etc., but not much problem since going gluten-free. My main allergy problems this year are headaches and cough with wheezing. My brother once said that he had never had a headache in his life and I asked myself why me???
My eye check ups have all been good, nothing abnormal so I chuck it up to neurological problems from the gluten intolerance. By the way, my new eye doctor has Celiac's, small world!
The one resolution, which was in my mind long before it took the form of a resolution, is the key-note of my life. It is this,always to regard as mere impertinences of fate the handicaps which were placed on my life almost at the beginning. I resolved that they should not crush or dwarf my soul, but rather be made to blossom, like Aaron's rod, with flowers-Helen Keller
Judy- Gluten Intolerant
Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:40 PM
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