MARIJUANA FOR GLAUCOMA

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!

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You can text our Miami Beach office at 305-673-1211 or our downtown office at 305-374-5127

Our downtown location will be temporarily closed from Dec 18, 2023 to January 22, 2024 for building inspections and repairs.

We will be seeing all of our patients out of the Miami Beach location, Eye Desire, located at 1000 17th Street Miami Beach FL 33139.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

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