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baldridgem

Vision And Celiac

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I saw the Neuro-Opthamolgist today. It was such a long drive, but well worth it. Of course my hubby had to drive and then twiddle his thumbs eating breakfast somewhere (poor baby). He really does not mind-thank goodness. But, the news was very good. After a couple hours of many different tests, the majority that I had never had before, the doctor gave me his expert opinion. I need to change my prescription in my glasses and I have a severe case of dry eye. I am to stay on the RX for that and also use the OTC ones more then 4 times a day. I am especially to use the OTC drops before getting on the computer or reading a book. It will take time for the RX one to work. He also took photos' of the eyes for future reference, just in case I end of with a Neuro problem with them due to the Celiac. But, he really did not think this would happen. A Neuro-Opthamologist also looks behind the eye at the nerves to see if there is neurological damage. I was in his office three hours and only about a half hour was spent filling out forms and waiting. The rest was with tests and him. I have just had a regular opthamolgist exam and he said that there was no need to change my glasses as the change was so slight. After all the tests, this doctor then gave me a regular exam and I could not believe how different my vision was when he flipped all those eye thingies. I was really scared that I was going to go blind. This was such wonderful news.

I hope this helps you Robbin. I saw this doctor in Phoenix, which would be about 2 hours North of Tucson. I live in the very East Valley and we drove about 70 minutes. If you do decide you want the name of this doctor PM me. I was really impressed.

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For me, celiac caused dry eyes which affects the vision, basically the amount of fluid on the cornea affects how the light is refracted. Symptoms of this are obviously dry feeling eyes, problems with contact lenses, feeling like looking through a misty window, blurred vision that doesn't correct with glasses, changeable vision. Eye drops and gluten free diet are helping...

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When I gave up gluten, one of my eyes changed from 20/40 to 20/20. The other one didn't change as much. I also need less magnification to read. Otherwise my eyeglasses prescription didn't change and my opthamologist couldn't see any reason for what she called my "apparent" vision improvement. It took about 4 months to notice the change. I see so much better now.

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Mouse,

Yes, please post the name of the neuro opthamologist. We live in Fountain Hills, NE of Phoenix and my FIL has myasthenia gravis and suffers from double vision. He has gone to other doctors when he lived in Florida, but no one could help him. He's 92 and we would like to give it another shot. I think it would improve his quality of life so much.

Thanks.

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