Can cannabis help with glaucoma?

  • Because intraocular pressure (IOP) influences the onset and progression of glaucoma, ophthalmologists prescribe treatments that target intraocular pressure.
  • Going back to the 1970s, studies have shown that cannabinoids can alleviate glaucoma-related symptoms because they lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and have neuroprotective actions.
  • Doctors claim that because glaucoma needs to be treated 24 hours a day, patients would need to consume cannabis six to eight times over the course of a day to achieve consistently lowered IOP levels.
  • Evidence suggests two cannabinoid agonists WIN55212-2 and anandamide and several cannabinoids, including CBD and CBG , may be good candidates to develop as therapeutic agents, particularly because even when administered topically (directly to the eye), they are well tolerated.
  • I read somewhere on net recently that really, CBD actually works better with THC.

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