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My Mothers Dr. Said That Medical Marijuana Might Make Her Glaucoma Worse?


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My mom has a strange type of glaucoma. She said it is Uvietis caused by glaucoma. And it has to do something about the pressure of her eye being too low or high. (Not sure which)

 

And she asked her Dr. about medical marijuana and the doctor said that it might make it worse. Im not sure if her Dr is lieing to her or not..

Anyone know about this?

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could, might, lying.....seems worth a try to me. This is a painful condition and cannabis may also offer relief in ways not understood. She may find the herb is useful for alleviating many of her ailments, prescription side effects, and life conditions. Those conditions may be the very reasons she has suffering in the first place.  I bet she finds relief with her first dose!

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i'm not a doctor

i dont know what condition your mother has

i dont know if marijuana will help or harm your mothers eyesight

 

 

but probably she should get a second opinion. i havent seen anything saying marijuana deteriorates eyesight, it goes against a lot of data.

 

 

smoking itself can irritate the eyes. so probably use vape or edibles.

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I have Iritis, which is very similar to Uevitis. I believe cannabis helps to prevent the bad outbreaks of it. I can't prove it. I know that my eye specialist prescribes steroid drops when it's really bad. Cannabis works like steroids but with less side effects. Cannabis is more a preventative to keep it from getting too bad rather than a fix when it is really bad. I use cannabis as a preventative so I don't need steroids. I have only had a major outbreak of Iritis twice in the past 6 years. The outbreaks have become fewer and further between since I have improved my cannabis use growing my own. I have to also give credit where it's due; My rheumatologist prescribed Enbrel for my AS. That has done wonders for all of my inflammatory diseases/problems. Works well with cannabis.

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My mom has a strange type of glaucoma. She said it is Uvietis caused by glaucoma. And it has to do something about the pressure of her eye being too low or high. (Not sure which)

 

And she asked her Dr. about medical marijuana and the doctor said that it might make it worse. Im not sure if her Dr is lieing to her or not..

Anyone know about this?

 

Any follow up on this?

Have you found her a cannabis friendly doctor?

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Have you followed up with glaucoma.org?  One issue depends of the type of glaucoma. One of the doctors state that marijuana may lower the pressure in the eyes, but it will also lower the blood pressure. This reduction in blood pressure could cause a reduction in the blood flow to the eyes. If this is true, the use of cannabis would not be productive.

Do more research. You don't want to have momma feeling worse.

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You should probably spend some time researching your Mom's condition and talk to her doctor. 

 

Uveitis according to Wikipedia is not caused by glaucoma, but the other way around.  They describe it as an infection.  If it is as described on the web, cannabis may relieve her glaucoma related discomfort, but it may not have any effect on the Uveitis.    All that said, you really need to talk to the doctor.

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