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How effective is marijuana in treating glaucoma?

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Studies performed in the 1970s reported that smoking marijuana could lower eye pressure. Other studies have been inconclusive. Newer reviews by the National Eye Institute and the Institute of Medicine show that there is no scientific evidence that marijuana is any more effective than the drugs currently available.

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National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 7, 2017

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National Eye Institute. 

Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on December 7, 2017

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