Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that is associated with increased pressure within the eye causing damage to the optic nerve. This can lead to:
- Loss of vision
- Appearance of rainbow colours and circles around brought lights.
- Eye pain
- Nausea and vomiting
Benefits: Cannabis smoking has been shown to decrease the pressure within the eye that causes damage to the nerve. This is thanks to cannabis’s anti-inflammatory properties. Treatment with cannabis has slowed and even stopped the loss of vision. It helps with alleviating pain and nausea associated with headaches from pressure within the eyes.
Treatment: The most direct method of intake is to use topical eye drops of 2.8% THC drops. This method lowers the IOP which is the leading cause of nerve damage in the eye. Other options include smoking or vaping which is fast acting.
Recommended method of intake: Edibles, smoking, topicals, eye drops.