Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
Across the U.S., medical marijuana offers patients with glaucoma a natural treatment that alleviates a range of symptoms from the disease, such as intraocular pressure, nausea, inflammation and more. Unlike other medicines, medical weed provides patients with the opportunity to tailor their treatment to their needs, such as by using oils.
As you begin your medical marijuana treatment plan for glaucoma, you will coordinate with your medical cannabis physician on several factors, such as your preferred administrative method, dosage and cannabinoid content.
Other factors to consider include your:
Due to the benefits of medical weed oils, plus the effectiveness of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on the side effects of glaucoma, many medical marijuana doctors recommend patients try THC oils, which offer a convenient administration method.
If you are considering THC oil for your glaucoma, it does offer several advantages for this disease, including that it’s:
Any strain of medical weed with a high content of THC can undergo processing that extracts the THC into a concentrated form. So, if you already have a favorite strain of medical pot for treating your glaucoma symptoms, you could have it delivered in an oil form.
It’s essential to know that your THC oils result from one of two processes:
If you’re unsure of which process would benefit your health the most, talk to your budtender and physician.
In addition to vaping the pure oil, patients can take many forms of THC oil, including:
Before using THC oil, make sure to discuss potential administration methods with your physician.
At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we provide patients and their families with the resources they need to learn about medical weed, along with the tools they need to find licensed medical cannabis doctors and dispensaries nearby.
Learn more about THC oils for glaucoma treatments by exploring our blog, or find a licensed dispensary near you!