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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2547113/

"Nutritional optic neuropathies are uncommon and can be associated with gradual visual loss and optic atrophy or sudden vision loss and optic disc swelling. The neuropathy is characterized by bilateral reduction in visual acuity. Patients may also complain of reduced colour vision and central or caecocentral scotomas may be noted on examination."

Is this what you are talking about?  

Perhaps methyl-folate would be a better supplement than folic acid due to that MTHFR gene...

Hope it helps.

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