Glaucoma is a group of conditions that can lead to vision loss. It is often on the list of health problems that warrant medical marijuana treatment but there is not a lot of strong evidence backing that up. Studies looking into marijuana's ability to relieve eye pressure – a common characteristic of glaucoma – have been going on for decades, but more research is needed to give any definitive ruling on effectiveness. Plus, says Dr. J.H. Atkinson, there are plenty of alternative treatments now available for glaucoma.
Credit: Dave Long / Getty Images
Powered By ZergNet
Action-Packed Summer Trips
Race Dune Buggies, Explore Italy, Bike Yellowstone
Plus: Fighting Poachers and Oil Companies in Congo
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
Nick Offerman's Life Advice
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.