Is Marijuana Good for Cataract

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:17
Country
Australia
Age
24
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hello,

My father is mid 50s and he has had this Cataracts for a while now. He uses 4 different eye drops everyday and also had a surgery of one eye.

My question is, if my father smokes weed once a day, will it help relax his eye and do what basically the eye drops are doing. Like instead of using drops. I am not excepting for the weed to completely cure his eye but will it at least not make his eye worst then it is now.

Looking forward to your answer.

Kind Regards

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

There is currently no evidence to suggest that weed or Marijuana is good for cataract but is a commonly held thought that marijuana  or weed does help patients with glaucoma by lowering intraocular pressure.

However, the dosages and side effects involved to get marginal improvement make it a very poor way to treat glaucoma.

Read more in Medical Marijuana for Glaucoma.

 

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