Cataracts and cannabis: Is there a treatment connection?

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Affecting almost 25 million Americans, cataracts cloud the eye, reduce vision, dull colours and, when not treated, can cause blindness. Turning to Cannabis With stigmas easing, more adults are turning to the medicinal benefits of CBD and cannabis to treat eye conditions like cataracts. Studies are limited about marijuana and cataracts, but cannabis does appear to have benefits with glaucoma. / Photo: Chinnapong / iStock / Getty Images Plus The American Academy of Ophthalmology stated that while studies are limited about marijuana and cataracts, cannabis does appear to have benefits with glaucoma, lowering intraocular pressure if dosed correctly. Slightly more common in women than men, cataracts are a growing issue that is affecting vision and quality of life. Symptoms of cataracts include fading colour, blurred vision, problems with lights “glaring”, poor night vision and double-vision.

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Affecting almost 25 million Americans, cataracts cloud the eye, reduce vision, dull colours and, when not treated, can cause blindness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cataract is the leading cause of blindness globally.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that while Americans have treatment options for cataract diseases, many don’t understand something is wrong with their eyes until it’s too...

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