Glaucoma can severely affect your vision over time. Increased pressure in your eye can damage your optic nerve causing eye pain, vision issues and over time can even cause blindness. It is important to get regular eye exams as a majority of people who have glaucoma have little to no symptoms. A study performed to investigate the effects of cannabinoids on reducing eye pressure in patients with glaucoma and other eye disease is promising.
A study performed included 8 healthy individuals who were administered THC orally. Their intraoccular eye ocular eye pressure was taken as well as retinal hemodynamics before administration and two hours after. The study showed a significant decrease in intraoccular eye pressure and an increase in retinal hemodynamics of all 8 individuals. This study shows the wonderful effects of THC on the body and how it can be beneficial in treating ocular circulatory diseases.