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Can Marijuana Be Used To Treat Glaucoma
Yes: It can be, but the effect is very short-lived and currently not practical as an effective widespread therapy for glaucoma, especially because of the side effects. Research has been done on the active ingredient, but so far it is not more effective than the meds already on the market. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have glaucoma, anxiety, stress, insomnia and mood disorders... Should i start smoking marijuana?
Hmm no: Talk to your eye doc about tx options. In the long run mj may worsen your anxiety & depression, altho in the short run it may feel like its helping since you stop worrying about your probs. Not dealing with issues rarely helps! mj may decrease rem sleep that is needed for good quality sleep. Who dx'd you w/ anxiety/depression? I think you should consider counseling and avoid self DX and tx! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How effective is medical marijuana as a glaucoma treatment? I'm curious if medical marijuana can reduce intraocular pressure. Some of the drugs my doctor has prescribed for my glaucoma haven't worked that well. Is medical marijuana a good glaucoma treatme
No: It is the active ingredient of marijuana, thc, that lowers the pressure in the eye. In order for a glaucoma medication to be effective, it must lower the pressure all of the time. So for marijuana to be effective, you would have to high all of the time, even when asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a mother smokes marijuana at 7 or 8 months pregnant what effect can that have on the childs eyes? Can smoking marijuana while pregnanr lead to glaucoma? What else can it lead to?
There : There is not a ton of research in this area, but the research that has been done suggests that smoking marijuana in pregnancy can lead to: low birth weight behavioral problems poor growth physical abnormalities lower iq language comprehension and memory problems i have found no research regarding glaucoma as a possible effect. I am not sure if you are smoking marijuana while pregnant or if it is someone you know, but i strongly urge the person in question to stop smoking marijuana right away in order to avoid any of the potential harmful effects listed above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cannabis effectively lower the eye pressure and help manage glaucoma symptoms? I am not considering using it, just want to know if it is an option for me, as I have been struggling with the disease for more than seven years.
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