Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg: How to Improve Your Eye Health & Offset Vision Loss | Huberman Lab Podcast

In this episode, my guest is Jeffrey 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. #HubermanLab #Science #EyeHealth Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman Maui Nui Venison: https://mauinuivenison.com/huberman LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://eightsleep.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman Momentous: https://livemomentous.com/huberman Huberman Lab Social & Website Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab Twitter: https://twitter.com/hubermanlab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hubermanlab LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-huberman Website: https://hubermanlab.com Newsletter: https://hubermanlab.com/neural-network Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg Academic Profile: https://stanford.io/3NKhyiP Lab Website: https://stan.md/3r4fgCf Publications: https://stanford.io/3Pvyo6r Open Clinical Trials: https://stanford.io/44cJ5yA Medical Profile: https://shc.is/3CLYPwX Stanford Ophthalmology website: https://stan.md/44fIIn9 Support Stanford Ophthalmology research: https://stan.md/3qRDAHh Articles Weeklong improved colour contrasts sensitivity after single 670 nm exposures associated with enhanced mitochondrial function: https://go.nature.com/46jzN5P Improvement in inner retinal function in glaucoma with nicotinamide (vitamin B3): supplementation: A crossover randomized clinical trial: https://bit.ly/3peYWOB Novel Foveal Features Associated With Vision Impairment in Multiple Sclerosis: https://bit.ly/3pg7rZN Other Resources “Pencil Pushups” Near-Far Exercise: https://youtu.be/ObtW353d5i0?t=4130 Smooth Pursuit Eye Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/c/VisualExercises/videos Stanford Vision Performance Center: https://med.stanford.edu/vpc.html AREDS2 Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration: https://bit.ly/3NKIFdC Clinical Trials Glaucoma & Vitamin B6 Supplementation: https://bit.ly/3r3bGbB Dr. Dubra Lab: https://dubralab.stanford.edu Timestamps 00:00:00 Dr. Jeffrey 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 – https://www.blabacphoto.com Disclaimer: https://hubermanlab.com/disclaimer

16 thoughts on “Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg: How to Improve Your Eye Health & Offset Vision Loss | Huberman Lab Podcast”

  1. Hi Andrew, I’m really enjoying all your podcasts. Just to clarify what you referring to regarding horses, the breed is the Appaloosa. They are prone to uveitis and congenital stationary night blindness. I have a 24 year old mare, luckily, she can still see. Thanks for your pursuit in providing such informative, free information.

  2. I wanted to add that for dry eye, at least within the realm of Sjogrens (one of the most common autoimmune conditions, and one that almost exclusively affects women, one of its symptoms is sicca, or dryness), omega 3 supplements are part of the guidelines for improving dry eye.

    This is through the guidelines organized by the Sjogrens Foundation.

  3. Prof. Huberman and Doc. Goldberg,

    I am suffering from one drooping eyelid for the last six weeks. Most views are that it is Ptosis/Myasthenia Gravis.

    My gut feeling claims otherwise.

    All ecg, thyroid, and even Rep Nerve Stimulation tests were Negative.

    Except for Acetycholine Abs.

    Doctors claim it will never heal, and has no cure except surgery.

    i will be very appreciative of your thoughts.

  4. “we all get presbyopia “ -great episode but my 91-yr-old mother, and many others, would beg to differ on this one. I’ve used pinhole glasses for reading since my 40’s (I’m not as lucky as my mom), and they’ve served me well for over 20 years. Just avoiding unnecessary prescription glasses as long as I comfortably can.

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