Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain, affecting eyesight and often causing headaches, vomiting and nausea.

Glaucoma is a condition that develops over time, progressively damaging the optic nerve due to a build-up of fluid and pressure around the eye. Most frequent in those aged over 70, glaucoma can lead to a total loss of vision if not treated. More commonly this condition leads to blurred vision, tenderness around the eyes, increased levels of pain in the eyes, and various other symptoms including red eyes, vomiting and, headaches. 


Can I receive a medical cannabis prescription for glaucoma in the UK?


Yes, but not through the NHS.

Right now, the NHS is only willing to offer cannabis-based medicines for a few medical issues. Unfortunately, glaucoma is not on the list.

If you are suffering from glaucoma and would like to try medical cannabis, you will need a private prescription from a specialist working with a private cannabis clinic, like Releaf.


How does medical cannabis help with glaucoma?


Medical cannabis has been shown to lower intraocular pressure (IOP), which is the root cause of glaucoma. By reducing IOP, cannabis-based medicines can help slow down the progression of glaucoma, reduce symptoms, and prevent further damage to the optic nerve.

Medical cannabis can also help reduce the anxiety, pain, and inflammation associated with glaucoma, improving overall quality of life for patients.

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If you would like to learn more about medical cannabis in the UK, Releaf is here to help.