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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Federico Mattioli
25 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: There is no known cure for glaucoma. Glaucoma requires careful monitoring and proper management when present.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes helpful: Marijuana is one of many agents that can lower eye pressure - the most controllable part of glaucoma. A few types of glaucoma are curable (angle clos ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Medical marijuana: Consult your pcp for advice.
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Dr. Alma Murphy
46 years experience Ophthalmology
Medical : Medical marijuana is becoming available in some states. I think the unknown is what "dose" is effective and how often the patient need to "take" it. ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: It is the active ingredient of marijuana, thc, that lowers the pressure in the eye. In order for a glaucoma medication to be effective, it must lower ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
37 years experience Psychiatry
Glaucoma pot: Glaucoma is a severe problem that can result in blindness if not treated properly. Pot = we do not condone any use of illegal drugs. Eyesight is prec ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Yes: Glaucoma is one of the first conditions for which there is medical evidence that medicinal marijuana can be helpful. However, there are different t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Marijuana doesn't cause glaucoma. Marijuana may cause damage to your brain in other ways, but i don't think the optic nerve is affected.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Medical Pot: In some states yes. You have to be supervised by a medical doctor who is licensed to prescribe & works with a specialized program with team of profess ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
39 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not!: Best money you could spend right now would be to get a consult with a board-certified psychiatrist, especially one with training and experience with a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth w ... Read More
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Dr. David Richardson
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Although : Although marijuana does reduce the pressure in the eye, it only does so while someone is "high." thus, in order for it to be an effective treatment, ... Read More
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