In Vitro Screening and Validation of Phyto-Cannabinoids in Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, mainly induced by increased pressure in the eye. Marijuana has been shown to reduce such pressure, thus benefit glaucoma patients. In this project, we test several components from marijuana extracts that are unlikely to cause psychoactive symptoms, for their therapeutic effects on glaucoma. This project is likely to be the solid base of a future drug that could help lots of glaucoma patients and meet the need of the market.

Intern: 
Shenglong Zou
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ujendra Kumar
Province: 
British Columbia
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