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Doctor insights on: Marijuana Keratoconus

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What to do if I have keratoconus ?

What to do if I have keratoconus ?

Corneal specialist: This condition is best handled by ophthalmologists that are specialists in the cornea. There have been significant improvements in treatment and stabilization of the condition. These specialists are trained in these treatments. What should you do - make an appointment with one of them. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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


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How is keratoconus typically treated?

How is keratoconus typically treated?

Corneal Crosslinking: Corneal Crosslinking is a non-surgical procedure which can halt the progression of keratoconus, and should be considered for any patients with progressive keratoconus. RGP contact lenses, Intacs, scleral contact lenses and corneal transplantation are the modalities which can be used to rehabilitate vision. We perform epithelial-on crosslinking as a first step to stabilize the condition. ...Read more

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What makes treating keratoconus difficult?

What makes treating keratoconus difficult?

Keratoconus: Keratoconus is actually easy to treat. Once someone is diagnosed - they should have corneal collagen crosslinking to stop progression of their disease. Other treatments can be performed months to years after crosslinking to further improve their vision ...Read more

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What is the probability of developing keratoconus?

What is the probability of developing keratoconus?

Keratoconus: Keratoconus is thought to affect 1 in 1000 to 1 in 2000 patients. Thankfully, there is a simple treatment that can stop keratoconus from worsening - called corneal collagen cross linking. If you are concerned that you may have keratoconus, please see your doctor and get a corneal topography which will examine the shape of your cornea. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana?

How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict or the drug is bad. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

How dangerous is marijuana?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ;this varies from person to person. There are also many strains,some more stimulating,some more sedating.It can be calming,ease muscle tension,stimulate appetite, relieve nausea& aid sleep but may impair memory & concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds & we are still learning what they do.See http://tinyurl.com/ybodfues ...Read more

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Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for keratoconus?

Crosslinking: Yes: corneal crosslinking is the only procedure clinically shown to stop the progression of keratoconus in most cases and is the standard of care for keratoconus around the world. Crosslinking is not yet approved in the us, however, so it is only available through clinical trials. I am the ny site for the cxlusa clinical trial (www.Cxlusa.Com) which involves 15 centers across the us. ...Read more

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What are ways to detoxify from marijuana?

Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more

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Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

It is: helpful in certain circumstances for certain symptoms or conditions. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

More negatives : If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read more

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What are the differences between ecstasy and marijuana?

Many: As many as the differences between tobacco and heroin. They are two totally different chemical compounds. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

What are the pros and cons of decriminalizing marijuana?

A Civil Issue: The decriminalization of marijuana is a civil issue not a medical issue. I do not think this is the forum to debate such issues. This is one doctors opinion. ...Read more

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What would happen if i did marijuana while on medication?

What would happen if i did marijuana while on medication?

Medications?: What r ur medications? The info u r giving is 2 vague 2 know what would happen, u probably mean if it would b safe "doing" mj while on meds. Ur location state is md where mj is not legal. If u "do" mj u take 2 risks 1/ ur mental health w/an unexpected "bad trip": high anxiety w/paranoïd ideation & derealization or psychosis outbreak (brief or not) 2/ legal trouble. B safe & save ur $ 2. Thx. ...Read more

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So what will happen if someone takes ecstasy and smokes marijuana afterward?

No science here: Mdma / ecstasy is now a familiar recreational drug, less deadly than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine but with some effects that may be serious and are under study. So far, there's no scientific work or pop wisdom on its interaction with cannabis. Whatever the wisdom of the laws, these substances are illegal and the supplies unregulated. Peace and love. ...Read more

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Side-effects of marijuana?

Many: Mj is not safe and has many side effects including; dry mouth (cotton mouth), wt gain, sedation, poor judgement, inappropriate affects, panic attacks, paranoia, anxiety, loss of drive, depression and hallucinations (mostly distortions of touch and time). On withdrawal is insomnia, irritability and anxiety. ...Read more

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How addictive is marijuana?

How addictive is marijuana?

Depends: An addiction is a brain disease. It causes a person to engage in behaviors which may lead to dire consequences. The person knows that but engages in the behavior anyway, because they are addicted. It is all about the consequences. Is a person missing work or school or spending too much money or getting in trouble with the law? Cannabis use can lead to addiction, especially with regular use. ...Read more

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Sick after smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Marijuana can make you sick from toxins absorbed( smoke), oxygen deprivation, or other over-indulgances combined with smoking. ...Read more

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Can marijuana give u a high anf?

Can marijuana give u a high anf?

???: I don't understand your question. Please resubmit with more detail. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to marijuana?

Yes: It is possible to have an allergy to one of the components of cannabis. ...Read more

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Does marijuana smoke hurt babies?

Does marijuana smoke hurt babies?

Many issues: Cannabis is one of those drugs that produce problems for babies however they are exposed.It can produce sedation, weakness & poor feeding.Long them head growth in baby is impaired but the effect on development is unknown. Smoking itself increases risk of crib death & frequency of infections. ...Read more

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How does marijuana affect memory?

Very bad: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar t schizophrenia , which is the worst mh diagnoses., you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Does marijuana affect iron levels ?

No: Unless you get the munchies for iron containing vitamins. ...Read more

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