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Uveitis, Also Called Arthritis Of The Eye

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I am convinced a friend of mine has gluten problems--her doctors are talking about fibromyalgia, and she has also been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and something they call "arthritis of the eye." I looked it up and found "Uveitis," yet another inflammatory, autoimmune disorder of "perplexing and unknown cause." (Yeah, right!)

Has anybody here ever been diagnosed with Uveitis or Arthritis of the Eye? Did it improve or resolve upon going off gluten?

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I am convinced a friend of mine has gluten problems--her doctors are talking about fibromyalgia, and she has also been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and something they call "arthritis of the eye." I looked it up and found "Uveitis," yet another inflammatory, autoimmune disorder of "perplexing and unknown cause." (Yeah, right!)

Has anybody here ever been diagnosed with Uveitis or Arthritis of the Eye? Did it improve or resolve upon going off gluten?

It turns out there is a connection. Unfortunately a lot of the articles that came up require you to be a medical professional or a registered user of some of the sites to access the full reports but if you google "Uveitis and celiac" there were a number of articles that came up including many that reported this disease going into remission on a gluten free diet. I do hope your freind opens her eyes and smells the gluten free bread soon.

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I had eye issues since i was a kid, I was finally diagnosed with Uveitis, I have a lot of other issues that they always said could be autoimmune or genetic but never gave me a name for it [because they didnt know what it was], I also had arthritis as a kid, I talked to a rheumatologist not long ago and she told me I most likely had juvenile arthritis also called juvenile rheumathoid arthritis which causes Uveitis, and as it has been proven before, rehumathoid arthritis is linked to Celiac so I see how they could be co-related. I wish doctors were more aware of such things.

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The people at Kickas.org swear by a no-starch diet which would eliminate gluten as well.

Kickas includes all of the inflammatory diseases, including enteropathic arthritis which is what celiac disease is.

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I am convinced a friend of mine has gluten problems--her doctors are talking about fibromyalgia, and she has also been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and something they call "arthritis of the eye." I looked it up and found "Uveitis," yet another inflammatory, autoimmune disorder of "perplexing and unknown cause." (Yeah, right!)

Has anybody here ever been diagnosed with Uveitis or Arthritis of the Eye? Did it improve or resolve upon going off gluten?

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My daughter has celiac disease and was diagnosed with uveitis. She had been eating gluten free at home but sometimes got gluten when eating out. One of her specialists was so interested in our family history of celiac/gluten intolerance and auto immune diseases that he went on one of the medlines and found an article in French with English heading that said uveitis umproved on a gluten free diet. She went gluten free and he has been astounded at the improvement in her eyesight. So for anyone out there with uveitis, take heart and stick to that gluten free diet.

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I am convinced a friend of mine has gluten problems--her doctors are talking about fibromyalgia, and she has also been diagnosed with both rheumatoid arthritis and something they call "arthritis of the eye." I looked it up and found "Uveitis," yet another inflammatory, autoimmune disorder of "perplexing and unknown cause." (Yeah, right!)

Has anybody here ever been diagnosed with Uveitis or Arthritis of the Eye? Did it improve or resolve upon going off gluten?

I have had inflammation in my eyes since childhood. It became really bad when I was 19. At 21 I was finally correctly diagnosed with Uveitis. Once I started eliminating gluten free my diet my eyes have been given me much less trouble and I have eliminated the use of steroid eye drops to keep swelling down.

I would tell your friend to try the gluten free diet for a few months and I would bet her symptoms would improve. If not, at least she tried!

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I have suffered from bi-lateral chronic uveitis for over a year. After much searching, I finally requested celiac test. My test came back positive and I have been gluten free for 6 weeks. A little early to tell.... But my eyes feel really good right now. I did a lot of digging about uveitis/celiac correlation and found some articles from outside the US that showed a connection. My retina specialist said she had a patient go gluten free which really helped his uveitis. Nevertheless, none of my doctors knew very much about celiac.

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