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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Nowhere do I find that marijuana cures it. There are tons of purported uses quoted for marijuana including using thc for cancer, but I am yet to see a single patient who got cured of any disease treated by it.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Marijuana: Marijuana transiently lowers intraocular pressure and has been advocated for glaucoma therapy in the past. It has not impact on cataracts.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Simply NO ( at least in humans)
Aug 28, 2012
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 31 years experience
Only Surgery Helps: When the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope becomes cloudy a cataract is formed. This is generally a progressive condition that blocks the passage of light to the retina. It can potentially lead to blindness if untreated. The affected lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Marijuana has no effect on cataracts. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma.

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No: The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma.

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