Case Report: Cannabis Oil Effective in Patient with Treatment-Resistant Oscillopsia

Toronto, Canada: The daily administration of CBD oil is associated with the alleviation of oscillopsia (ocular instability) in a 26-year-old patient with superior oblique myokymia (SOM), according to a case report published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology. Oscillopsia is a vision problem in which objects appear to jump, jiggle, or vibrate when they’re actually still.

A team of University of Toronto ophthalmologists and neurologists reported on the experience of a SOM patient with treatment-resistant oscillopsia. After conventional treatments had failed to mitigate the patients’ symptoms, he began taking CBD-dominant cannabis oil three times daily for a period of three months. Following three months of CBD therapy, the patient, “was essentially symptom free and able to return to work.”

Researchers reported that the patient continued to remain symptom free at follow up (seven months later), during which time he only sparingly continued his use CBD oil.

Authors concluded, “We postulate that oral CBD oil played a significant role in our patient’s symptom resolution, given … the close temporal relationship between symptom relief and CBD oil administration.”

Full text of the study, “Successful treatment of superior oblique myokymia with cannabis oil,” appears in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology.