June 26, 2023

In this episode, my guest is Jeffery Goldberg, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology at the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University. His clinical and research efforts focus on retinal and optic nerve diseases such as glaucoma and discovering stem cell and nanotechnology treatments to cure blindness. We discuss how to maintain and improve eye health throughout life, the advantages and disadvantages of corrective lenses, including if you should wear “readers,” the use and risks of contact lenses, considerations for LASIK eye surgery, floaters, dry eye, the importance of sunlight and UV protection and specific exercises to improve eye and vision health. Dr Goldberg also explains age-related conditions: cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy; and the behavioral and supplementation-based, prescription and surgical tools used to promote eye health. This episode provides essential tools for listeners of any age and background to maintain eye health and offset vision loss.

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(00:00:00) Dr. Jeffery Goldberg

(00:03:08) Sponsors: Maui Nui, LMNT, Eight Sleep

(00:06:29) Childhood & Eye Exams

(00:11:36) Eye Misalignment & Recovery

(00:20:38) Myopia (Near-Sightedness), Children & Sunlight

(00:30:04) Sponsor: AG1 (Athletic Greens)

(00:31:18) Eye Safety & Protection; Eye Hygiene

(00:40:07) Adults & Eye Exams; Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist

(00:46:35) Presbyopia (Age-Related Vision Decline), Reading Glasses

(00:54:54) Reading Glasses: Use & Recommendations

(00:58:34) Night Vision & Glasses

(01:02:55) Sponsor: InsideTracker

(01:03:54) Corrective Eye Glasses, Exercises

(01:09:52) Near-Far Exercise & Presbyopia; Smooth Pursuit Exercise & Concussion

(01:13:25) Supranormal Vision & Performance Training

(01:19:11) 20/20 Vision; Visual Acuity

(01:24:51) Contact Lenses: Use, Risks & Aging

(01:31:34) UV Protection & Cataracts, “Blue Blockers”

(01:38:20) Light Sensitivity & Eye Color

(01:40:29) LASIK Eye Surgery

(01:46:26) Dry Eye, Tears & Age

(01:53:24) Dry Eye, Serum Tears & Preservative-Free Artificial Tears; PRP

(02:00:46) Vision Loss: Cataracts, Glaucoma

(02:09:23) Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dry & Wet Forms

(02:14:02) Diabetic Retinopathy, Type I vs Type II Diabetes

(02:18:54) Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment, Blood Pressure

(02:22:17) Glaucoma Screening & Treatment

(02:28:07) Smoking, Vaping & Vision Diseases; Cannabis & Eye Pressure

(02:35:13) Eye Pressure & Sleep Position

(02:37:48) Macular Degeneration, Optic Neuropathies & Red-Light Therapy

(02:42:23) “Floaters”

(02:45:29) Eye Twitching

(02:48:10) AREDS2 Supplementation & Age-Related Macular Degeneration

(02:53:39) Glaucoma & Vitamin B3 Supplementation

(02:58:42) Retinal Imaging & Neurodegeneration Screening, Multiple Sclerosis

(03:06:30) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous, Social Media, Neural Network Newsletter

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac


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