Glaucoma is the name that depicts a group of problems characterized by raised pressure within the eye. It affects over 67 million people worldwide. The heightened pressure within the eye eventually damages the optic disk, hindering vision dramatically.
Glaucoma is the leading preventable cause of visual impairments. Only cataracts, a currently unpreventable condition, causes blindness in more people.
Marijuana smoking would benefit 90% of our millions of glaucoma victims and is two to three times as effective as any current medicines for reducing ocular pressure.
Medical Marijuana use has no toxic side effects to the liver and kidneys; nor is there any danger of the occasional sudden death syndromes associated with the legal pharmaceutical glaucoma drugs/drops.
Many California eye doctors, through the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, discreetly advised their patients to use "street" marijuana in addition to (or to mitigate) their toxic legal glaucoma medicines.
Since November 1996, Proposition 215, was passed and California doctors can legally recommend, advise or tacitly approve marijuana use by their glaucoma patients who may then grow and smoke their own marijuana or visit a medical marijuana dispensary to acquire medical marijuana.
If you or someone you know is suffering from Glaucoma and would like to try medical marijuana as a form of treatment, please call us now at 805-400-5074 to schedule a confidential evaluation or visit http://www.compassionatecareevaluations.com to learn more.