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  1. Hi Lois, Multiple eye problems are found in celiac disease. Cataracts are directly related to nutrient deficiencies. "Cataract formation, a feature of vitamin A deficiency and long standing hypocalcemia, is characterized by clouding of the lens of the eye. In celiac disease, it results from malabsorption of vitamin A and calcium. Vitamin B2 may be involved. GFD (gluten-free diet) is preventive and limits further changes." (Recognizing Celiac Disease, p. 213) That said, we know that malnutrition can persist on a GFD due to unintentional gluten ingestion, poor diet, etc. Ask your physician to take levels of vitamin A, B2 and calcium to make sure you are getting - and absorbing adequate amounts. -John
  2. Celiac Disease: Symptoms, Nutritional Deficiencies and How to Achieve Wellness on a Gluten-Free Diet What: East Florida Celiac Support Group Pot Luck and Presentation by Cleo Libonati, author of "Recognizing Celiac Disease" When: February 10, 2008, 1 PM Where: Cape Canaveral Hospital 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 (321) 799-7111 Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN, co-founder of Glutenfreeworks.com, and author of
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