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How Does Marijuana Help 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was givin the ultimatum of quit marijuana or lose my family I love my wife n daughter but DO NOT want to quit. But they mean more to me than weed HELP?
So quit: If they mean more to you than weed then you will find the strength to stop smoking marijuana. Obviously they have seen a negative change in you when you use, and they want what is best for you and for the family. ...Read more
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