Glaucoma is an eye disease that occurs due to abnormal pressure in the eye. It can harm the optical nerve of your eyes and can lead to complete blindness. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for older adults. The exact cause of the disease is still unidentified. The effect of glaucoma is very slow and can lead to a permanent loss of vision.
There are different types of glaucoma, such as closed-angle glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, and low-tension glaucoma. Closed-angle glaucoma arrives faster than the other forms and the affected person will feel pain and completely lose their eyesight. The symptoms appear only in the last stage for open-angle glaucoma. Pigmentary glaucoma usually arrives in the middle of adulthood. Low-tension glaucoma will damage your optic nerve.
Treatment For Glaucoma
If you identify glaucoma and undergo adequate treatment immediately, managing glaucoma is not at all difficult. You can completely cure it if you identify it in the early stages. In the initial stages, the disease can be treated using eye drops like prostaglandin analogs, cholinergic agents, beta-blockers, etc. But eye drops have some side effects like redness, stinging, change in eye color, growth of eyelashes, and more.
The next option for the treatment is glaucoma is surgery. Mainly surgery is done for lowering the pressure inside the eye. There are three types of surgery for glaucoma. They are trabeculoplasty, filtering surgery, and drainage implant. Trabeculoplasty is done using a laser beam. This surgery will make the fluid flow easy. The filtering surgery also helps to improve fluid movement. Drainage implant is usually done on children or people who have secondary glaucoma.
CBD For Glaucoma Treatment
CBD is well known for its therapeutic benefits. Therefore, many people are asking about the use of CBD for the treatment of glaucoma. Recent studies are showing that many cannabinoids in the hemp plant can lower the neuroprotective action and intraocular pressure. Among the different cannabinoids, CBD is proven to be effective for glaucoma treatment. Many of the research studied the effect of THC and CBD to see which one is more effective for the treatment.
CBD drops for the eyes may be the best option for the treatment of glaucoma. Many researchers are not encouraging vaping of CBD because it may lead to unstable intraocular pressure. There is no recommended dosage of CBD for glaucoma treatment yet. So it is better to start with a low dosage and increase the dosage gradually.