For decades many have believed that marijuana is actually beneficial for the eye disease glaucoma, but recent research has shown that perhaps CBD may worsen the disease’s symptoms.
Researchers at Indiana University published a study in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science that has shown that CBD increases pressure in the eye.
According to the researchers, this is problematic and that CBD could be destroying people’s overall eye health.
“This study raises important questions about the relationship between the primary ingredients in cannabis and their effect on the eye,” lead study author Alex Straiker, an associate scientist in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, said to Science Daily.
“It also suggests the need to understand more about the potential undesirable side effects of CBD, especially due to its use in children,” he added.