MARIJUANA FOR GLAUCOMA
While it is common knowledge that marijuana can help lower eye pressure it does not mean optometrists will prescribe it! Despite the fact that medical marijuana has not be legalized in Florida it will never be endorsed by eye care professionals in the management of glaucoma because there are other and far superior ways to manage it.
The truth is that marijuana will lower the eye pressure for about 3-4 hours after it is smoked. Patients who have glaucoma need their eye pressure to be maintained a certain level for 24 hours/day. It is also unclear how much it lowers the pressure.
Bottom line: Marijuana is not a effective treatment for glaucoma. Sorry!
BAYSHORE BLOCK WELLNESS FAIR
Eye Desire and Roth Eye Care participated in the Bayshore Block Wellness Fair this past week.
We provided free vision screenings and intra-ocular pressure checks! Check out some photos of Dr. Ashley Roth conducting a vision screening below.
DR. DAVID ROTH
Look what we just found! One of our talented patients turned Dr. David Roth into a caricature!