Nutritional Blindness

In this episode, Dr Felicity Cooksey talks with Dr Denize Atan about nutritional blindness. Dr Atan is an Associate Professor and an Honorary Consultant in Neuro-ophthalmology at the Bristol Eye Hospital. She co-authored a review published in Archives of Disease in Childhood titled ‘Nutritional blindness from avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder- recommendations for the early diagnosis and multidisciplinary management of children at risk from restrictive eating.’

The link to the full article can be found below:

https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2023/07/05/archdischild-2022-325189

Dr Atan discusses the importance of asking about diet, why growth measurements can lead to false reassurance and the traffic light algorithm they propose for managing patients with ARFID who are at risk of visual and other neurological complications.

Dr Atan’s book recommendation was ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ by Bonnie Garmus.

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