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Does smoking cannabis cause cataracts?

Dec 2012
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Does smoking cannabis give you cataracts?
Posted Wed, 20 Mar 2013 in Drug Abuse
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 36 minutes later

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There are no known or documents fact on the fact that one of the effects of smoking cannabis is cataracts. But one of the short term effects is reddening of the eyes (congestion of the conjunctival blood vessels) and probably continuous usage could result to cataracts.
But given your age, it will be wise to see an ophtalmologist (if not already seen) who can tell the possible cause of the cataracts and if possible perform a surgery to correct it.

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