Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 60 million people. It is one of the most common medical conditions treated with medicinal cannabis. There is no cure for glaucoma, but some patients, with an ophthalmologist’s guidance, are combining medical cannabis with traditional glaucoma drugs to create an effective treatment plan that can delay or avoid surgical intervention.  Medical cannabis can lower intraocular pressure (IOP), a key contributor to glaucoma.

How Cannabis may help Glaucoma:

  • Cannabis may decrease the intraocular pressure of the eye, supplementing traditional treatments of glaucoma.

Studies

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol Differentially Regulate Intraocular Pressure

Controlled-Deactivation CB1 Receptor Ligands as a Novel Strategy to Lower Intraocular Pressure