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Marijuana recovery and sensitivity to light

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answered 07:00 PM EST, Thu January 09, 2014
anonymous anonymous
I stopped smoking weed about 5 weeks ago and now I am fine except for one lingering problem that I have with my eyesight. My eyes are not able to focus and adjust to light changes very well and when I go from a dark room to sunlight I am almost blinded for a second. I think my pupils are not responding as quickly as they should. I s there anything I can do to make this go away faster?

Zelik Mintz Says...

The first thing that needs to be assessed is whether there is something happening with your eyes regardless of whether smoking marijuana is the cause.  If you can, find an opthamologist in your area and make an appointment.  If money is a problem, there is possibly a low fee eye clinic you can go to.  I have not heard or come across eyesight or sensitivity to light being necessarily associated with marijuana use.  Depending on the frequency and circumstances of your use, your body might need more time in recovery to function optimally.  I also would not rule out a psychological cause to your sensitivity.  Five weeks is a good amount of time so that a eye doctor appointment is indicated as soon as possible. 

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