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A 43-year-old male asked:

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Absolutely: Smoking anything is bad when you suffer any type of circulatory disorder.
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Possibly : No studies have shown their benefit or detriment to these diseases. Smoking anything increases carbon dioxide an monoxide levels in the blood. Thee are diseases that worsen with lower levels of oxygen in the blood stream. So you aren't do your eyes any favor by smoking.
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Dr. Amish Purohit
Ophthalmology 23 years experience
No: There are no studies that suggest a correlation.
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 35 years experience
YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill.
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Last updated Mar 18, 2017

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