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5Yr Old And Vision Problems

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For the past year my 5yr old has had periods of blurred vision. She will go months with no problems then for a few days says her eyes are blurry. She says it goes blurry and then not blurry. She has passed the numerous eye tests we have put her through. She's had a brain ct scan and that was clear. A blood test showed she was iron deficient. celiac disease blood test was clear. My dad and brother both have celiac disease. Dr is saying iron def is diet related which I don't believe coz she eats really well. She is due to have blood test redone in 1.5mths to check if iron supplement is working.

After all of that my question is has anyone experienced similar vision problems? Daughter has had blurred vision for past 2 days. Haven't seen our GP yet for this episode but in the past he has said he believes it is caused by migraines but just without the painful headache.

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Hi Bridee and Welcome to the Forum.

 

Since all her testing is clear, The migraine cause is very plausible.  Did she have an EGD?  Iron Deficiency usually has a cause.  Even if she eats a wonderful diet, it doesn't matter if she isn't absorbing the Iron.  Some are diagnosed by Endocscope and tested - on blood tests.

 

Welcome Again.

 

Colleen

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My son also has migraines that only affect his vision.  His experience is a little different (its called "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome", where there are perceptual changes, like things look really far away, or like he is huge and all his surroundings are small/far away).  He will also "see colors", dots, etc, which I think is the more typical visual disturbance seen with ocular migraines.

 

If migraines are suspected, I would make sure to have her seen by a pediatric neurologist if she hasn't been already.

 

My son is not diagnosed celiac, but pretty much our whole family has some sort of GI thing going on, and we have the DQ2 gene, and a family history of celiac, so we are trying to be as thorough as possible with testing.

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Hi Bridee, I still suffer with blurry vision after being gluten-free for nearly 2 yrs which maybe because I'm still not absorbing iron (it should take a child hopefully less time to heal). I have to take iron supplements.

I also wonder sometimes if im not healing quicker as I think the only gluten which maybe creeping into my diet is barley from cereals which are on the "allowed gluten-free list" in the UK due to having tiny amounts. I'm not convinced they should be allowed!

Good luck

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Hello Bridee, I am also a celiac and through my entire life I have read lots of Celiac cases ,but still haven't found a case where a person that has Celiac (whether diagnosed or not ) has vision problems. Vision problems might be caused by many other things and it's necessary to explain every single thing... I should advice you to do the endoscope and blood test, even though she doesn't have any celiac disease symptoms and is eating quite well.. Sometimes people can express symptoms earlier, but sometimes later, and different people have different manifest of the symptoms.. just do those test and go to sleep with a clearer mind, although i also suggest that u should have a talk with a neurologist.

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