cbd eyesight

Cbd eyesight

Cannabidiol, or CBD, products have become extremely popular since the passage of the U.S. Farm Bill in 2018, which legalized industrial hemp and CBD in all 50 states.

What is CBD?

Since CBD only contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana which is the mood-altering component, CBD does not cause a high.

Does CBD cause a “high”?

Companies are touting the many potential health benefits of CBD. Although with the exception of epilepsy, these benefits are not yet clinically proven, some patients have reported relief from sleep problems, chronic pain, inflammation and anxiety.

Cbd eyesight

Ophthalmologists may wonder how all this comes back to eye health. Because marijuana has had a long-time association with glaucoma (even if scientific evidence does not back it), medical professionals and patients tend to ponder whether CBD also can improve eye health, be it for glaucoma or other ocular issues.

The bottom line: The evidence is mixed, and it’s likely too early for a clear answer.

ARTICLE SIDEBAR

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical found in the cannabis plant. It does not make users “high,” and it has been used by many as an oil or infused into food, skin creams, and even gummies.

Marijuana use for glaucoma not effective

In a 2014 paper, the American Academy of Ophthalmology said there is no evidence that marijuana provides an increased benefit for or diminished risk of glaucoma compared to the traditional treatments available. 5