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Medical Marijuana’s Benefits for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition of increased pressure in the eyes.  The condition increases in frequency as we get older, over the age of 60.  One eye or both eyes may be affected.  The problem could be increased fluid production or reduced clearance of drainage.  Angle closure glaucoma refers to outlet obstruction when the iris bulges forward.  In Open angle glaucoma the outlet angle stays open but the trabecular meshwork that provides the drainage becomes partially blocked.  There is even normal pressure glaucoma where the optic nerve in the back of the eye gets damaged with normal pressure in the eye.  The condition can even occur in children.

Traditional treatments include drops of medicines in the eye and surgery.  Medical marijuana has gathered much attention as it can lower intraocular pressure.  The final verdict from ophthalmologists is not out about the recommendation to use medical marijuana routinely for this condition but a number of patients attest to its benefits.  THC is believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects.

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Research is demonstrating the significant benefit that cannabis can have on your health and wellbeing. Medical Cannabis Clinics of Florida is the leader when it comes to helping patients find the right cannabis treatment method for their conditions. With cannabis clinics serving the areas of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Davenport, Lake Nona, Orlando, Deerfield Beach, Lantana, Harmony, Poinciana and Celebration, you now have outstanding access to a medical marijuana doctor that truly understands your needs.