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Restrictive anorexia nervosa: a silent enemy for the eyes and vision
  1. Pablo Caire-Estévez1,2,
  2. Sheila Pons-Vázquez1,
  3. Roberto Gallego-Pinazo1,3,
  4. Pedro Sanz-Solana1,2,
  5. Maria Dolores Pinazo-Durán1,2,4
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Dr Peset, Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  2. 2Ophthalmic Research Unit “Santiago Grisolía”, Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology, University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  4. 4Department of Surgery/Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Professor Maria D Pinazo-Durán, Ophthalmic Research Unit “Santiago Grisolía”, University Hospital Dr Peset, Ave/Gaspar Aguilar 90, Valencia, Valencia 46017, Spain; pinazoduran{at}

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Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder (ED) characterised by the refusal to maintain body weight at or above normal, intense fear of gaining weight, disturbance of body shape perception, and amenorrhoea in women.1 There are two types of AN3: restrictive (reduction in daily energy intake) and binge/purging (binge-eating episodes followed by compensatory behaviour to prevent weight gain: vomiting, drug misuse, excessive physical exercise).2 A recent publication by Moschos et al3 showed a lower foveal and inferior retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) …

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  • Funding Our work was supported by an official grant (AP 218/10) from the Consellería de Sanitat de la Generalitat Valenciana, Valencia (Spain) to Prof. Maria Dolores Pinazo-Durán (2010) to pay for the biochemical probes and publication.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Committee for Ethics and Research of the University Hospital Dr Peset, Valencia-Spain.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.