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could marijuana prevent my eye infected with viral conjunctivitis from healing?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: Marijuana causes increased congestion of blood vessels in the eye - in fact, reddened eyes are one of the signs of smoking marijuana. If you already have a conjunctivitis, it will increase the irritation and inflammation going on in your eye. There are eyedrops which can help - talk to your doctor. If you have problems stopping marijuana, even temporarily, seek counseling with a professional.
Dr. Pierre Guibor
Ophthalmology 55 years experience
Consider a complete eye exam with your ophthalmologist
Jun 15, 2014

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