Cataract – Cannabis Research

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Overview - Cataract

Description of Cataract

A cataract is caracterized by the cloud-like appearance of the typically clear lens of the eye posited to be caused by the break-down of proteins in the lens. Other causes may include genetic disturbances (may be hereditary), other medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, obesity, hypertension), the use of pharmaceuticals (e.g., steroids), or life-styles (e.g., smoking, excessive UV-light exposure). Cataract is considered a chronic degenerative illness in which signs and symptoms slowly worsen over time. Within modern medicine surgery is considered the only effective treatment.

Disease Classification

Condition: Cataract
Disease Family:
Organ System: Nervous System
ICD-10 Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexa
ICD-10 Code: H26.9

Cataract Symptoms:

Cloudy, foggy, blurry-like vision, degrees of difficulty seeing at night, impaired vision, cloudy appearance on lens of eye, photophobia, (sensitivity to light), lackluster of colors, the appearance of halos around sources of light, double vision, eye pain (in some people)

Also known as:

Nuclear cataracts, nuclear sclerosis, congenital cataracts, cortical cataracts, posterior subcapsular cataracts, capsular cataract, eye cataracts

Drug Interactions

THC Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • THC can enhance the effects of drugs that cause sedation and depress the central nervous system, such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol, for example. 
  • THC is metabolized by and an inhibitor of a number of enzymatic liver pathways referred to as cytochrome P450. There are more than 50 enzymes belonging to this enzyme family, a number of which are responsible for the breakdown of common drugs such as antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepine, fluvoxamine), antipsychotics (haloperidol, clozapine, stelazine), beta-blockers (e.g. propranolol), bronchodilators (e.g. theophylline), or bloodthinners (e.g. warfarin).  Thus patients taking these classes of medication may find that THC increases the concentration and effects of these drugs as well as the duration of their effects.
  • Clinical observation suggests no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 20mg THC.

CBD Interaction with Pharmaceutical Drugs

  • CBD may alter action on metabolic enzymes (certain drug-transport mechanisms), and as such may alter interactions with other drugs, some of which may produce therapeutic or adverse effects. For instance, CBD interacts with the enzyme cytochrome P450 3A4 and cytochrome P450 2C19, increasing the bioavailability of anti-epileptic drugs such as clobazam (a benzodiazepine). This makes it possible to achieve the same results at significantly lower dosages, reducing treatment costs and risks of adverse effects. 
  • Groups of drugs affected include: anti-epileptic drugs, psychiatric drugs, and drugs affecting metabolic enzymes, for example.
  • Clinical observations suggest no likely interactions with other pharmaceuticals at a total daily dose of up to 100mg CBD

Dosing Considerations

THC Dosage Considerations

  • THC micro dose:  0.1 mg to 0.4 mg
  • THC low dose:  0.5 mg to 5 mg
  • THC medium dose:  6 mg to 20 mg
  • THC high dose:  21 mg to 50+ mg

CBD Dosage Considerations

  • CBD low dose:  0.4 mg to 19 mg
  • CBD medium dose: 20 mg to 99 mg
  • CBD high dose:  100 mg to 800+ mg (upper limits tested ~1,500mg)
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