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Effects Of Marijuana On 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
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
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
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
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
I have a very bad eye ulcers in both eyes sun light hurts, them, and, it was gettting worse the pain and vison, I went to denver co for marijuana trea?
Eye ulcers?: If you have eye issues you better get to your doctor right away. This is serious business and you better get checked ...Read more
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 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
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
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
I was just informed by a doctor I have acute iritis in one eye. Will taking marijuana alleviate the pain?
Iritis & pot: That would ease one problem to create another. ...Read more
What would happen if you smoked marijuana, if you have a gas bubble in your eye from retinal surgery?
Risks: I don't know - but why take unnecessary risks? ...Read more
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
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
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.
I just had Strabismus eye surgery on my right eye Friday. When can I smoke Marijuana again without having to worry about it effecting the surgery?
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
I have lasik (eye surgery) after a month. Will smoking marijuana (daily) complicate lasik? Should I stop smoking weed for few days before the surgery?
Conditional...: No medical issue. Definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been seeing miniature elves that jump out of my eyes when I use cannabis, what does this mean?
It means you: Should stop using it!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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