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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Marijuana On Eyes

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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

Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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Do all drugs, like marijuana, make your eyes red?

Do all drugs, like marijuana, make your eyes red?

Not Every Drug: Marijuana is well known to cause redness in both eyes especially after smoking it. Marijuana causes swelling of the small vessels in the eyes thus causing them to appear red. Any drug that has this effect will cause red eyes. There are many drugs that do not directly cause reddening of the eyes. Rubbing dry eyes, eye strain, and lack of sleep caused by drugs can cause red eyes. ...Read more

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Can being high on marijuana cause really painful eyes?

Can being high on marijuana cause really painful eyes?

Yes: Cannabis can cause many neuro-psych symptoms and side effects. It might not be right for you. Other cut ingredients can be even more harmful. ...Read more

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When I bike at a strenuous pace for an extended period of time my eyes get a glassy look much like that of someone who has smoked marijuana. I am wearing sunglasses. What is this?

Corneal abrasion?: Only some eyeglasses can shut out the wind gusts from yhe sides when you are on a bike, you may want to invest in a soecial pair with a piece of fabric that stretches down from the temples to block sunlight and wind. Check eith your ophthalmologist if converned or this persists ...Read more

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How long does the red eyes from marijuana smoking last, and how can it be fixed?

How long does the red eyes from marijuana smoking last, and how can it be fixed?

24 hrs.: You can use drugs that are otc for red-eye. They constirct the blood vessels. But your last joint will be in you blood for three weeks, at least! ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana help my injured eye at all? I read that marijuana helps your eyes.

Will smoking marijuana help my injured eye at all? I read that marijuana helps your eyes.

Not helpful: Cannabis causes dryness of the cornea or surface of the eye, which could prolong healing. You are maybe refering to cannabis helping something called glaucoma, which has to do with increased pressure in the eye. It sounds like, that is not what you have. ...Read more

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I recently stopped smoking an alternative to marijuana and my eyes have felt dry and there has been veins and dark circles under my eyes. Help?

I recently stopped smoking an alternative to marijuana and my eyes have felt dry and there has been veins and dark circles under my eyes. Help?

See a doctor: Drugs like k2 and spice are not "alternatives" to marijuana, they are highly variable and sometimes very unsafe synthetic chemicals that have been associated, unlike marijuana, with high rates of psychosis, seizures and even death. You need a physical exam, and you need some help with finding alternatives to drugs - a treatment program of some kind. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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.?

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.?

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. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana affect an injured eye or make it heal faster?

Does smoking marijuana affect an injured eye or make it heal faster?

The benefit for eyes: Is in helping with glaucoma and lowering pressure in the eye. It does not help with healing from injury. ...Read more

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Is it alright to use marijuana to help heal an eye injury?

Is it alright to use marijuana to help heal an eye injury?

No: Marijuana could allow you to ignore the injury for a while, but any eye injury needs urgent evaluation by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) to treat sight threatening damage. Marijuana has no healing capability. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will marijuana affect the eye when you have a oil bubble in the eye?

Marijuana: Will not affect oil that has been injected into your eye. Usually silicone oil is used during surgery to treat retinal problems. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to smoke marijuana a few days before an eye corrective surgery (prk)? thank you!

Is it harmful to smoke marijuana a few days before an eye corrective surgery (prk)? thank you!

Harmful: Sounds like a bad idea. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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The past three days I've had pain on the left side of my head behind my eye in and around my ear and on my neck. I use marijuana on a daily basis.

The past three days I've had pain on the left side of my head behind my eye in and around my ear and on my neck. I use marijuana on a daily basis.

Not sure: Not sure if it from the marijuana. This just sounds like something you are prone to. Have you ever had this type of pain before? Any history of migraines?? I am assuming you use marijuana for recreational reasons, not medicinal. ...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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I'm is off cannabis finally. I suffer from thirst. Black lines under eyes. I suppose organs are tired, what to eat and drink? No smoking 3 weeks thks:)

Watch you diet!: As you have been successful if your transition, make a get away for a healthier life. Eat good quality food, and exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can smoking cannabis after strabismus repair surgery adversely affect your eyes?

Surgical healing: Yes. Smoking cannabis will slow healing and can lead to scarring and reduce the success of the surgical correction. Try to avoid smoking tobacco or cannabis for two months after surgery. ...Read more

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My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4 and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?

My baby inhaled cannabis smoke when she was 5 months old and now she is 4 and can't say a word or make eye contact. Could it be the cannabis effect?

No: She should be seen by a doctor to assess the reason for the developmental delays. A one time unfortunate exposure is not the likely cause. ...Read more

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I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?

I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?

No: A teenager can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavioral problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating, some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do. See http://tinyurl. Com/ybodfues ...Read more

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What effects does marijuana have on the brain/body?

What effects does marijuana have on the brain/body?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do. See my comments for links. ...Read more

Ganja (Definition)

Ganja is a Sanskrit word ...Read more