Cannabis to Treat Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a stealthy condition in the eye that has no symptoms or pain early on, but damages the optic nerve by increased intra-ocular pressure…and sadly gets worse over time. Total permanent blindness is the worst case scenario when Glaucoma is left untreated for several years.  Risk factors include being over 40, diabetes, and a family history of the disease.

Many medical marijuana patients use cannabis to treat glaucoma. It seems high THC & CBD potency may be more important than the actual strain chosen to treat symptoms.

“In the early 1970s, scientists discovered that smoking marijuana reduced pressure in the eyes. Exactly how the cannabinoids in marijuana produce this effect isn’t known. Scientists have discovered CB1 receptors in the eyes, which may provide clues for future research on how marijuana affects glaucoma.” Mayo Clinic Article – […]