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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Peltan
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Diabetic Eye Disease (Definition)

A serious complication of diabetes mellitus. It occurs in about 80% of diabetics who have had their disease for more than 10 years and can ...Read more


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Diabetic eye disease - vision lost, what to do?

Diabetic eye disease - vision lost, what to do?

Evaluation: There are many reasons for vision to be diminished with diabetes. You need an evaluation by a retinal specialist who can offer any possible help. Or refer you to specialists who can help with low vision. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

Does the diabetic eye disease cause vision loss?

It can: There are many forms of eye disease related to diabetes. Some affect the vision immediately while others do not. However, if left unchecked, all forms of diabetic eye disease are likely to reduce vision. See your eye doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
Use low vision aids if severe
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Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Can diabetic eye disease worsen during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Can you have diabetic retinopathy on 1 eye??

Can you have diabetic retinopathy on 1 eye??

YES: Yes- cetainly possible: consult a retinal specialist and check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

If I have type 1 diabetes. would I still be able to get surgery with slight retinopathy to the eyes?

Surgery: You don't mention the type of surgery you need. Ideally to have surgery your blood pressure should be well controlled ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
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What part of the eye is affected by diabetic retinopathy?

What part of the eye is affected by diabetic retinopathy?

Retina: Diabetic retinopathy causes bleeding in the retina from leaky damaged blood vessels. The body tries to grow in new blood vessels (neovascularization), and these can bleed as well. Some of these vessels can grow elsewhere in the eye such as the angle / iris and lead to elevated eye pressure. ...Read more

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How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

How can eye specialists determine the difference between diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy?

Exam and testing: Dilated fundus exam--diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy typically have different appearances, however they can appear similar with bleeding and ischemic areas of the retina. Areas requiring treatment to save vision (other than improving the underlying disease) can be found using imaging and angiogram diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Can a normal yearly eye exam tell you if you have diabetic retinopathy? The dr took pictures of my eyes and other tests but nothing was said about it.

Can a normal yearly eye exam tell you if you have diabetic retinopathy? The dr took pictures of my eyes and other tests but nothing was said about it.

Pre DM2 & retinopath: Couple of great factors to your advantage are your age and that you are not a diabetic. Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. My understanding is that you are a pre diabetic. In my opinion you should focus on methods to prevent diabetes such as exercise and nutritional changes. However, is great that you know couple of complications from dmii. ...Read more

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When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

When having eyes dilated for glaucoma exam can an ophthalmologist detect diabetic retinopathy?

Yes if present : The dilated eye exam is exactly how we inspect the retina, optic nerve , blood vessels, and other parts for diseases. So if a person has diabetes and it is affecting their retina, we will find it and if necessary treat the complications. As it turns out, not having retinopathy (a good thing) doesn't mean that you don't have diabetes. Your primary doctor determines that. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am i a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

I was recently diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy in my right eye. Am i a suitable candidate for laser surgery?

It depends.: There are many variables that help your ophthalmologist decide which treatment options to use. Depending on the severity and location of the retinopathy and the threat to your vision, treatment can range from periodic observation to use of laser or other treatments in which medicine is injected in the eye. The answer will depend on your unique situation. ...Read more

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Living with Addison's Disease (Checklist)

Wear a medic alert
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Take additional hydrocortisone/prednisone for fever or injury
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Retinopathy (Definition)

Retinopathy is a generic term for any disease ...Read more