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Dr. Robert Woods
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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


Dr. Vincent de Luise
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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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Marijuana helped keep me focus during exercise and I got healthy and lost weight, I like stimulant while exercising, need legal alternatives?

Marijuana helped keep me focus during exercise and I got healthy and lost weight, I like stimulant while exercising, need legal alternatives?

Breathing exercise: Doing breathing exercise - one type of yoga will improve brain to stay focused. Sage as tincture will improve oxygen levels in brain. B complex improves focus - probiotic generated b complex is better assimilated by the body. Chloroxygen tincture is made from stinging neetle add to water daily improves oxygen levels in brain - anything that improves oxygen to brain - awareness, walking will help ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Dahl
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Does marijuana help cataracts?

Does marijuana help cataracts?

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

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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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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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Dr. Robert Woods
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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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Dr. Richard Hector
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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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Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Austina Cho
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Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

No: Marijuana helps decrease intraocular pressure associated w/ glaucoma. There is no evidence that it helps w/ cataracts. Marijuana has other side effects that are harmful including weakening your immune system, your motivation, increasing prevalence of seizures & causing psychosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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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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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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