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MJ Worsens Dry Eyes Condition?

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by MisterChew, May 29, 2014.

  1. MisterChew

    MisterChew BC Bud Baby!

    Vancouver, Canada
    I performed Laser Eye Surgery (PRK) in 2009. Since then, I've inherited dry eyes that are particularly worse when I wake up in the morning. A drop of eye drops in each eye would easily fix this issue. Recently, when I began vaping MJ for the last several of months (on a near daily basis), it appears my dry eyes condition has gotten worse. My eyes are evidently drier than before when I wake up in the morning; I need to use at least 4, sometimes as much as 5 drops, in each eye to properly lubricate it. Is there anyone else that's in the same boat as me? Is this something that I should be worried and go see a doctor about?

    I vape in the afternoon sometimes, my eyes do not get dry after. It only gets incredibly dry in the morning, when I vaped the night before.
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    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

    You may find it's more a sign of dehydration then a real eye problem, I hope anyways.

    You can try making sure your well hydrated before during and after long sessions and see if it still happens.

    Vaping will dry out my eyes and sinuses If I don't drink enough Water no matter how much soda,coffee, tea or juice I've had.

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  3. MisterChew

    MisterChew BC Bud Baby!

    Vancouver, Canada
    Yes I suspect that may be the cause. I will keep an eye (no pun intended) on my hydration level for the next few days. :)
  4. VaporsVaporizer

    VaporsVaporizer On the Stoop

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  5. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

    If you vap at night have you tried putting eye drops in before you goto bed?
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  6. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu stay true to yourselves


    Cannabis Day after: (Hangover)
    • tired, red, dry, or itchy eyes
    That may or may not be true, but adding more essential fatty acids to your diet can combat dry eyes :) Those include Omega 3- and Omega 6-rich foods like nuts, and flax seed oil.
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  7. thisperson

    thisperson Ruler of all things person

    So Cal
    I always thought it was the opposite because my eyes would tear up upon taking a fat hit.

    Givess you moisture eyes.

    Learn something new every day. Good luck with your eye problems OP
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  8. MisterChew

    MisterChew BC Bud Baby!

    Vancouver, Canada
    Thanks for the heads up.

    I will try that. :)

    Yes I thought about doing that as well. Thank you!

    So I've been drinking tons of water before, during, and after my vape sessions, now my dry eye condition has returned to normal the morning after.

    Thanks everyone.
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  9. reskey

    reskey Member

    If you're putting drops in your eyes everyday, be sure you are using preservative free drops. Consider that GERD might be causing your nighttime and morning dry eye condition. It only takes a little reflux to wreak havoc on your eyes by morning.
  10. howie105

    howie105 Well-Known Member

    Take a break and see if there is a difference in your condition after a week or two. If so take that piece of info to the doctor and see what they have to say.

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