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Roseanne Barr using marijuana to help with her fight against blindness

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Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr is going blind due to an eye disorder.

The 62-year-old actress is suffering from eye diseases macular degeneration and glaucoma but is determined to continue doing the things she loves while she still can.

Speaking of how macular degeneration is causing her field of vision to narrow, she said: "My vision is closing in now. It's something weird. But there are other weird things.

"That one's harsh, 'cause I read a lot, and then I thought, 'Well, I guess I could hire somebody to read for me and read to me.' But I like words and I like looking. You do what you have to do. I just try and enjoy vision as much as possible--y'know, living it up."

And the 'Roseanne' star revealed the problem runs in her family.

She added: "My dad had it, too."

Roseanne has previously confessed to smoking marijuana and says the drug helps ease the discomfort of glaucoma, a build-up of pressure in the eye.

She said website: ""It's a good medicine, you know.

"I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it's good for me for that because I have pressure in my eyes. It's a good medicine for a lot of things."

And the actress admitted she enjoys the narcotic for other reasons too.

She added: "It's expansive. It opens your mind. You're like, 'Wow', you're in awe. You look up into the stars. It makes you wonder. It doesn't close that down."