how does marijuana help cataracts

Does marijuana help cataracts?

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Dr. Andrew Dahl
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No


but it may make you more relaxed about having cataracts
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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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No


Nowhere do I find that marijuana cures it. There are tons of purported uses quoted for marijuana including using THC for cancer, but I am yet to see a single patient who got CURED of any disease treated by it.
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Marijuana


Marijuana transiently lowers intraocular pressure and has been advocated for glaucoma therapy in the past. It has not impact on cataracts.
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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.
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Does marijuana cure cataracts?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology
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No


the only treatment for cataracts is surgery. Marijuana has been used to treat glaucoma.
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Diabetes

Interesting Fact

Diabetics are also at higher risk of glaucoma, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy.

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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?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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I don't think so.


There are no medical controlled studies on Marijuna for this . It's only indication is for pain control in certain situations. It's a way to escape from reality. Healthy life style is the only way to slow down cataract. Fortunately nowadays cataract surgeries are very successful.
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology
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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.
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Dr. Randy S. Baker
Holistic Medicine
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Medical marijuana can have many benefits and can help glaucoma, but I've never seen anyone claim it helps cataracts. The reason I am answering this is to inform you about N-acetylcarnosine, a safe and natural therapy that can slow down the growth of cataracts and even reverse early cataracts. See http://www.life-enhancement.com/magazine/article/855-n-acetylcarnosine-may-help-with-cataracts
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Is it ok to smoke marijuana. Im on claravis/ isotreitnion, i dont want it to cause relapse. Due to the marihuana i kno alcohol, beer is a no no!

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Not a good idea


Your acne meds can have brain and mood side effects as can pot. Drug interactions are not available to look up. Pot has 600-700 chemicals in it. Like alcohol, it is best not to mix them because there are too many unknown variables. Certainly there are other natural self-soothing activities you can rely on that are safe. Best wishes.
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Vegetarian Diet

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In addition to lower rates of diabetes, vegetarians are at lower risk of cataracts than meat eaters.

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Cataracts and weed??? Does it help

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No and yes


marijuana does not improve cataracts. marijuana can make the person care less about the presence of cataract
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Does smoking weed help with cataracts?

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Dr. Olivia C. Liao
Ophthalmology
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Not helpful


I do not recommend it. If anything it can accelerate a cataract growth.
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology
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Smoking weed


has no value in the treatment of eye disorders. It is likely to worsen cataracts and it cannot be used effectively to treat glaucoma.
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Do eye drops help get rid of cataracts?

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No


Although some products advertise this, it has never been proven. Cataracts need to be treated surgically.
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Can laser eye surgery help me if cataracts?

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Dr. Richard Lehrer
Ophthalmology
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If patients desire laser vision correction surgery, cataracts should be ruled out first. If the cataract is the cause of poor vision, surgery for the cataract will usually correct it. Vision correction for astigmatism and presbyopia can be done at the same time if desired.
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Does chamomile help to get rid of cataracts?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
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No


There is no medical treatment that can get rid of cataracts. You can slow progression by using sunglasses and hats to protect yourself from ultraviolet. More info about surgery: http://www.2020vision.com/procedures_Cataract_Surgery.html
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