A member asked:

Hi, i had retinal detachment surgery 2 weeks ago, and i was wondering would there be any effects smoking marijuana, i have a gas bubble in my eye. ?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Retina & MJ: There are endocannabinoid receptors in your retina, as well as nearly everywhere else in your body. These can be impacted by external cannabis, and not necessarily in a healing way. Research on this is in its infancy. Please ask your retina surgeon about this -- s/he will be your best advisor.

Answered 12/9/2013


Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

No issue: Smoking marijuana will transiently lower the eye pressure but will not affect the rd surgery.

Answered 10/7/2020


Dr. Amish Purohit answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

No: Smoking marijuana will not have any effect on the gas bubble.

Answered 2/1/2021



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