Glaucoma and Medical Marijuana in Ohio
Those diagnosed with Glaucoma, qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Ohio. Most patients suffering from Glaucoma, don’t even know they have it. Only 50% of those living with glaucoma are clinically diagnosed. Those suffering from Glaucoma can find relief from intraocular pressure by medicating with cannabis.
How does medical marijuana help with treating Glaucoma?
To effectively treat and reduce symptoms of Glaucoma and prevent vision loss is by lowering your IOP levels. Ophthalmologists or eye doctors can treat glaucoma depending on the severity by prescribing medication, such as prescription eye drops, or surgery.
Several clinical trials have shown that intraocular pressure (IOP) is decreased by marijuana, and by most traditional Glaucoma medicines. Whether cannabinoids are delivered orally, intravenously, or by inhalation is valid, but not if they are directly applied to the eye. Marijuana, THC, and synthetic cannabinoids smoked or taken in pill form, and intravenous injections of many natural cannabinoids have also been shown to substantially reduce IOP in both glaucoma patients and healthy adults with regular IOP. A single dose of marijuana or cannabinoid retained this effect for three to four hours in the majority of studies.
Cannabis offers many options for relieving symptoms resulting from glaucoma.
Those with Glaucoma like to use cannabis with more CBD content so that they are able to benefit from reduced inflammation, pressure, and pain relief without experiencing the psychoactive effects or ‘high’ feeling associated with higher THC percentages in cannabis.
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