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Dr. Robert Woods
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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

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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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. Michael Ham
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How can we treat cataracts generally nowadays?

Dr. Michael Ham
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How can we treat cataracts generally nowadays?

Cataract surgery: Cataract surgery is the surgical procedure performed when the natural lens in the eye becomes opaque ("cloudy") affecting vision. The cloudy lens is removed surgically and replaced with an artificial intra-ocular lens (iol). ...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?

Dr. Vasu Brown
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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?

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?

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

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Dr. Randy Baker
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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?

Dr. Randy Baker
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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?

Not known to: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Woods
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Will marijuana cure cataracts?

Dr. Robert Woods
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Hector
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Does marijuana cure cataracts?

Dr. Richard Hector
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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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Can medical marijuana be used for congenital cataract?

Dr. William Goldstein
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Can medical marijuana be used for congenital cataract?

No: Marijuana cannot change problems in the lens of the eye, where cataracts form. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Does smoking marijuana help with catyracts?

Dr. Austina Cho
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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?

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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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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