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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Only Surgery Helps: When the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope becomes cloudy a cataract is formed. This is generally a progressive condition that blocks the passage of light to the retina. It can potentially lead to blindness if untreated. The affected lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Marijuana has no effect on cataracts. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Cataract (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more


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How can we treat cataracts generally nowadays?

How can we treat cataracts generally nowadays?

Usually by surgery: Cataracts can usually be followed. If a cataract is causing symptoms of progressive blurring of vision, difficulty seeing fine print, trouble with painless haloes and driving at night, or a darkening or browning of color of an object, then surgery may be able to help. It is extremely rare for a cataract to have to be removed as an emergency, almost always, cataract surgery can be scheduled electively. ...Read more

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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Only Surgery Helps: When the crystalline lens of the eye or its envelope becomes cloudy a cataract is formed. This is generally a progressive condition that blocks the passage of light to the retina. It can potentially lead to blindness if untreated. The affected lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. Marijuana has no effect on cataracts. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help cataracts?

No: But it may make you more relaxed about having cataracts. ...Read more

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I've read the feed about marijuana not curing cataracts, but i would have figured that one, i'm wondering if it will slow down the growth?

I've read the feed about marijuana not curing cataracts, but i would have figured that one, i'm wondering if it will slow down the growth?

Not reported.: Marijuana is well known to decrease the intraocular pressure, and were it not for the ill-effects of smoking, might be more widely used as a treatment for glaucoma. Cataract, a clouding of the lens inside the eye, is a common cause of vision loss domestically and internationally. Treatment is surgical removal and implantation of an intraocular lens. No evidence mj changes the risk of cataract. ...Read more

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Does marijuana cure cataracts?

Does marijuana cure cataracts?

No: The only treatment for cataracts is surgery. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

Does marijuana help wounds to heal?

NO: Many that advocate for either the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana tend to ascribe all sorts of beneficial effects, much like snake oil salesmen from earlier (and modern) days. The simple fact that marijuana has the best safety profile of any potential substance of abuse is probably reason enough to relax regulations in a society that continues to condone cigarettes and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? if cannabis helpful for fibromyalgia. Scores of fibromyalgia sufferers have informed me of cannabis benefits. Cannabis reduces pain, stimulates appetite, relaxes muscle spasm (applied as topical), eases IBS symptoms, potentiates sleep, & allays anxiety & depression. Is possible to prepare cannabis to minimize "the high". Doctors who regard medicinal cannabis as ploy to "get high" are misguided. ...Read more

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Is it true that marijuana can help with glaucoma?

Is it true that marijuana can help with glaucoma?

Not really: We have much better drugs than marijuana to treat glaucoma. It seems to me that the proponents of "medical" marijuana just want an excuse to obtain the recreational drug legally. Perhaps it should be legal, but not to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

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


Ganja (Definition)

Ganja is also known as Marijuana. Ganja is a Sanskrit word ...Read more


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