Glaucoma is used to describe a group of diseases that deteriorates the eye’s optic nerve and can result in partial loss of of vision or total blindness. This optic nerve plays an important role in sending visual information to the brain and is damaged by intraocular pressure (IOP) when glaucoma is present. The routes between nerve receptors are then damaged, creating interruptions that lead to visual impairment. Symptoms of glaucoma often include headaches, eye pains, and blurred vision. However, with early detection and treatment, prevention from glaucoma is possible.
The Role Of Cannabis
There are an abundance of healing properties that cannabis can offer to patients suffering with Glaucoma. Studies have proven that the Tertahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabinoid of marijuana can relieve optic nerve pressure, therefore reducing pain and damage being implemented. THC is always known to relieve the side effects that are related to Glaucoma, such as migraines, vomiting, and painful eye pressure. Like THC, Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that helps to alleviate IOP by increasing fluid drainage in the eye. The use of cannabis is solely to delay the onset of Glaucoma and is not known to cure it.