isurgeon173 karma2018-12-15 22:55:20 UTC
Ya encontramos el mexicano
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isurgeon44 karma2014-03-07 15:08:22 UTC
Great question! Marijuana lowers eye pressure, which is the ONLY treatment we currently have to treat the disease. The problem is that the effect only last 4 hours, so you would have to injest/smoke every 4 hours (even through the night) to have any effect. Its not a recommended treatment at this time, but there are people who do it. We have medications (drops/pills), laser and surgery which are more effective at lowering eye pressure for a longer duration, and so we go that route. There is also the negative effects of smoking that often which you need to consider.
Glaucoma is also a very slowly chaning problem over many years, so it would be hard to maintain that I think.
isurgeon42 karma2014-03-07 19:12:34 UTC
Are you going to keep an eye on it?
isurgeon37 karma2014-03-07 15:34:07 UTC
During my residency I did about 2000-3000 ocular procedures and now that I am out on my own I have done about 3000-4000 procedures (1300 cataracts) and none have been gouged out. During residency I did 4 enucleations/eviscerations (removing the eye) for various reasons, but they were not accidental.
isurgeon16 karma2014-03-07 20:47:53 UTC
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