I think I asked a similar question once before. I developed uveitis/iritis in my left eye AFTER having developed a weird itchy rash/swelling on my left elbow about 7 years ago. At the time the elbow thing was treated with antibiotics and when my eye problem developed no official medical link was made. The eye flareups come and go - if I'm lucky, only once a year, otherwise at least twice a year. I have never figured out what brings them on. I had hoped that being diagnosed with Dermatitis Herpetiformis (this spring) and having cut out gluten from my diet this might improve things. But unfortunately yesterday was spent at the eye clinic and now I have 2 months of steroid eyedrops to look forward to. I had recently had a few sips of 'gluten-free' (ie with de-glutinised barley) beer, which had immediately given an itchy reaction and I stopped drinking, and then a few days later I had drunk a different type of 'gluten-free' beer (which I'm now worried caused a 'silent' non-itchy reaction). Now I'm wondering if just that level of exposure to gluten would be enough to set off this flareup of uveitis/iritis or whether they are unrelated. The consultants have been no help when I've asked. Maybe they genuinely don't know and there is no proven connection between the two conditions? Just curious whether anyone else also has this combination of issues. Thanks.
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