Be prepared to address glaucoma patients’ questions about marijuana

SAN DIEGO — Marijuana is not recommended for glaucoma treatment, but with its increasing acceptance, clinicians need to be ready for patients to ask about it, Anurag Shrivastava, MD, said at Glaucoma Subspecialty Day at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.
Neither the American Academy of Ophthalmology nor the American Glaucoma Society recommend the drug for glaucoma treatment.
The drug does have an IOP lowering effect that is unrelated to its hypotensive effect, Shrivastava said. The mechanism of action is thought to be due to decreased (Read more...)

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