Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.
How Does Medical Marijuana Help With Glaucoma?
Medical Marijuana can help treat glaucoma because MMJ lowers intraocular pressure. Cannabinoid receptors are myriad in ocular tissue, and they play a large role in pressure reduction. Because intraocular pressure causes the painful symptoms as well as long-term eye damage associated with glaucoma, lowering IOP by ingesting medical marijuana helps glaucoma patients to feel more comfortable and to stave off long-term sight loss.
How To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card For Glaucoma
Ohio and Pennsylvania have approved Glaucoma as a recognized qualifying condition for the State Medical Marijuana Program. Getting your Medical Marijuana card is Simple!!
- Contact Releaf Specialists for an appointment with a state approved Medical Marijuana Doctor
- Send us Any proof of you valid Diagnosis. Most information can be retrieved from your online health records.
- Register For the PA Medical Marijuana Program
- Visit a Licensed Dispensary