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Featured Article

Featured Article for February 15, 2019

Cannabinoids for Glaucoma

Cannabinoids are compounds derived from the flower of the cannabis plant that act on specialized receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is integrated throughout the human body. Although known for its recreational use, studies have demonstrated marijuana’s ability to serve various medicinal purposes. Medical marijuana has been utilized to subdue the effects of nausea and emesis associated with chemotherapy in cancer patients. Cannabis has also shown to be efficacious in minimizing the symptoms of nausea and diminished appetite in HIV positive individuals. Moreover, marijuana has effectively alleviated both chronic and neuropathic pain, allaying the hallmark spasticity of multiple sclerosis as well as sensory neuropathy secondary to HIV infection.

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Today's article of the day is Superior Oblique Myokymia, contributed by Sugi PanneerselvamBayan Al Othman, MDAshwini Kini, MD

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