CBD for Glaucoma
Aqueous humour is a kind of fluid produced in the eye. It usually escapes through the trabecular meshwork, which is a tissue located at the base of the cornea. When this fluid is unable to escape due to the glaucoma in the eye, it leads to an increase in the intraocular pressure, which is also known as ocular hypertension. Consistent buildup of aqueous humour can progressively damage to the optic nerve and the retinal ganglion cells that contain light-sensitive photoreceptors. If the damage is severe enough, it can cause total blindness in the patient.
Recent research conducted on a group of patients has led to a thought that persistent inflammation in the trabecular meshwork may be the reason for the development of chronic form of glaucoma. As CBD from hemp has anti-inflammatory properties that have been found to have a positive impact on a range of different health conditions, it is believed that it can also play a significant role when it comes to reducing glaucoma-inducing inflammation.
Glaucoma, with minor severity and progression, is currently treated with prescription eye drops. However, in cases with severe intraocular pressure and macular degeneration, CBD may provide more help in providing relief from glaucoma-related symptoms through instant neuroprotective actions. Moreover, Cannabidiol may also help reduce the damage done by the disease by enabling the patients to avoid the risk factors that lead to it.