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why not learn with him? d, w e learning course, glucose, vague awe on this day. it's been 6 months since russia started. it's unprecedented to talk on the summer and main by on you crate. we are here. we talked to people on the ground, to politicians. we said light events and their consequences. 6 months that have changed ukraine on the will. on all platforms brought to by g w with our eyes are often called the windows to the song. when we feel connected to someone, we look deep into their eyes. they can supposedly also help us tell if someone is being honest with us in this episode of in good shape. we'll explore the world of
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optic health and separate fact from fiction. and how about lesson no methods for keeping our eyes healthy. welcome to in good shape. ah, ah, who ever wanted to take a deep look into your own eyes? you can at this berlin photo studio using a picture of your iris. i know there's so much more to it than what you see at 1st with fascinating cancer like looking into your own. so in the video. but some people also believe you can see much more in the color and structure of the iris. we're going to take
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a closer look at this and other related theories. oh, followers of iraq, knology claim that the iris provides insights into our entire body from the lungs and stomach to heart diseases ah, is keep touch safety. there are small number of illnesses that can be seen in the iris, but they're mostly inflammatory diseases of the eyes, which then involve granular, almost our deposit or other change there would applicable in either systemic diseases that erode doubters claim to see can definitely not go detected there come on definitive nice deck hand. oh which theories about the eyes are true then we asked people from a variety of countries. my parents always told me not to play video games as video
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games could cause my prescription to go higher. i've sadness stop. so if you i just gum now i know that you shouldn't play computer games too much sheet and all don't to stare at screens too much because that's going to be of the kind of make use is an image. i've always wondered why display screens are bad for your eyes image out of the organs and they're looking at a screen damage. your eyes is august. the concern was that the blue wave thanks component of light could be harmful to our retina. but fortunately, these problems only arise at a far higher level of exposure. you may show we won't have to wear blue protected glasses, blau shots, but in of seen going longer offline beach and looking at a screen means looking the same direction and from the same distance for a long time. here this is all we also know from studies that the blinking frequency is lower. all her eyes dry out more easily thing, eyes and that can cause problems such as i fatigue for i, i and burning eyes on them. you don't talk miss all the bend. oh,
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it doesn't usually cause long term damage and you can prevent the feeling of dryness with regular breaks. the best place is outside where the air is more humid . the simplest option is to just close your eyes for a short time. and what about this classic? it's a healthy do it in, in dark places, mine and water. my mother read books under the cover is with a flashlight, isn't as me miss miss on. and that's why she has problems. now he again had this problem. it is reading in the dark bad for the eyes. that's it's, it's not harmful as such, but it can be a strain on your eyes and pretty all when it was headless, when something is bright and the contrast is good and it's easier to see a bigger body's mind if you're reading under the covers standpoint, dimmed light, or you're really focusing your eyes, then you have to exert the more i mean, i'll should almost more than to me on thing. so screens and dark lighting are
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a strain but not harmful. in the case of children, however, that is not the case. thus, the intent even now by it when the intensive, close proximity attitude with eyes, whether it's with books or computers, can lead to the young i becoming more nearsighted and school age through. i was book thus, thus younger i'll get him should i had a dog stack? there was very clear evidence that when children outside market doing school recess, this contributes to their eyes, developing healthily and becoming less nearsighted. august of isn't advocate on vinegar equity. ah, this vitamin a rich vegetable is said to be really good for our eyesight, carrots. i love drinking carrots. you sold his off. he says of perfect of all is her dad. ethan keratin varies are gonna help her to see better in the dark places. i was eating a lot of carrots when i was
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a child because my eyesight was red. my mom said that caris, of course, hell if they can, dick, i think carrots are very important for eyes, but i don't know why those are carrots. good for the eyes. is which i mean i broke the body, needs the vitamin to produce visual pigment. see fox as pigment helps the sensory cells to detect light in least watson. you wouldn't vinzini and if you don't consume enough vitamin a with to be due to malnutrition or to certain intestinal diseases. all mr. ben at some point on your eyesight might actually be impaired. hacienda martin, the 1st sign of this one is night blindness, or se soon mixed with on or not as gaap, i my there was this woman who fed her husband, 2 kilograms of carrots every day. he had a toxic reaction to him. so here to normal, healthy nutrition is advisable. you're that you don't need to eat excessive amounts . i'm almost yes, no excess, even doors and ha upwards. ah,
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one possible reason behind the persistence of this belief dates back to the 2nd world war. the british didn't want the germans to know that they had invented radar . they prefer to suggest that their pilots aid a lot of carrots, which explain their accuracy in the air. over in colombia, this fruit here is said to have special properties. says that the view put lemon juice in your eyes to young leg babies, then your eyes will be like a blue or green. ouch. as of this and ya, what we now know that i color is primarily determined by genetics in nature. she hintock one could practice that. well, you can't turn eyes blue that way. misha, right? done with my eyes of guns closet, it's just a myth that doesn't stand up to any scientific scrutiny. this is jackie up we focused on. ringback ah, so for healthy eyes, take regular breaks from screen time, get enough daylight, and eat
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a balanced diet. ah, places like these are used for a wide variety of purposes. we most likely to see them at light shows or at supermarket cash registers will scanning bar codes, but some lasers are strong enough to cut through metal. others i used to medical procedures like skin rejuvenation, and lasers can also be deployed to improve people's vision. so they no longer need to wear glasses and stainless, passionate about tennis. she's played since she was a child. and she is also worn glasses since elementary school to help with her nearsightedness. but they're less than ideal for tennis with tennis, her skin, i love playing tennis, but wearing glasses when i play in annoying,
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they're always sliding down when i run and they get dirty and rained on. plus i always have to worry about a ball hitting me in the face because if the client or the 26 year old student were contacts for a long time, but she suffered from dry eyes and conjunct dividers, and couldn't stand them anymore. that's when she decided to undergo laser eye surgery. this procedure is used to correct vision disorders and is usually performed on healthy eyes. it's not medically necessary. how safe and effective is it? before the surgery, there's an extensive preliminary examination to find out whether or not honest styles eyes are healthy enough to endure the surgery. her vision, retina, and pupils are carefully measured. the shape and thickness of the cornea is also very important. as this is the part that will be altered by the laser, each w if one of kind of light is on us,
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we definitely want to avoid making the cornea to thin musical was another risk is infection. and the 3rd risk is that it will have to be corrected. again, this doesn't have internet. those are the main risks. how pleasing to bonham. infinite understand was eyes are healthy, and are cornea is thick enough for the procedure. naturally, huffman respectful, of course, i operations come with risks, but i think everything will be under control. and i just can't wait for that moment when i can see without glasses. thinking of her laser surgery is booked for a few days time. we'll find out later how it went. oh. ready zanna flair from lans back is also near sighted. she's. ready about to have ice or drink at the munich university hospital. i want to be a police officer, so i need better vision to pass the entry requirements and a bit nervous at the moment, but i'm okay. it is, i'm a flare is only 18 years old. but laser eye surgery is legal that this young age of
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it's a tricky, ave. there are downsides to having the surgery. so young is always because the i changes throughout our lives as it continues growing for quite a long time. and the length of the eyeball changes which can worse and nearsightedness. but if there are changes, we have enough tissue as a buffer for follow up treatment. on the one off the others, professor myer uses the smile method on sal replaced numbed i. thence, when the laser cuts a small linds shape piece of tissue called a lenti cule within the cornea, professor meyer then removes the lent to kill via a small incision in the cornea, and correct sir nearsightedness. in the process, the surgery only lasts a few minutes and it went well. cool. there's a strange feeling in my eye, but it's not so bad. it's definitely a lot better than a trip to the dentist. when problems occur, they usually appeared directly after the procedure. this includes light sensitivity
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and dry eyes. this more slow, we need to identify problems right away and treat them as required. we can administer eyedrops as tear substitutes the entire process last 2 to 3 weeks. longer of necessarily corrective eye surgery is expensive. the costs vary between a few 100 to a few 1000 euros. post operative care is very important as well. 40 year old ellen tok has come in for a post op check up. the laser surgery on her eyes was performed by professor daniel cope. he used the logic method, which involves cutting into the very front layer of the cornea. the surgeon creates a flap and opens it like a lid, then a 2nd laser, re shapes the cornea underneath the flap. finally, the flap is closed again and sealed in place. it's been 6 weeks since ellen's procedure lou i hadn't done. i never felt any discomfort like there was something
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in my eye or that my eyes were dry right from the beginning. it was a perfect result. thinking. laser procedures have been around for decades with constant advances in technology. long term studies on the logic method have revealed that more than 95 percent of patients who undergo the procedure are satisfied. but there's no guarantee of a lifetime of good vision. you'd have men's couldn't middle age. every one start to develop, press b o piazza fish, where the eyes gradually lose their ability to focus on nearby objects. that's when people start to need reading glasses. laser surgery can't prevent that as a fall back to tennis, player honest. dined on her surgery, went well to doctor vine of id fung, used the smile method for her laser eye surgery. the entire procedure took less than 15 minutes. this isn't her sierra clinician, often the small incision is still open, which means she won't be able to drive for the next few hours. so but when she gets
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home and rests her eyes for a bit, he'll know she'll notice that she feels better with each passing hours. but from school mitchell knew vessels ish mac. this is miss at was splendid. and i am experiencing a bit of glare other than that, a slightly milky haze, but it's already a lot better with no glasses. and the entire operation was so fast, it's crazy for bias. as a swanson ana gets picked up by her sister in a few days, her vision will stabilize the decision to get laser eye surgery is a very personal one. what's crucial for all patients is being able to make an informed choice. and now we'll take a glimpse into the future of medicine. many people only know see lead as a tasty side dish. research has, however, believe that the plant has a wealth of medicinal potential. seaweed has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. it's healing benefits already being researched on animals as an
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alternative antibiotic and for healing wounds. can see we'd also help our eyes the waters of germany's baltic, sea coast, our home to some rail treasures of the natural variety. there are 1800 different species of brown algae. one of them grows on strings right here on the seaweed farm run by inez lanka and her team. the marine biologist believes in the huge potential of sugar help or in latin sa carina letesi mine. as i eggs into seaweeds are so fascinating because they really are the oldest plants in the world. you have to think about the time scale and how they've been able to adapt to underwater habitats and sometimes to the shore zone. to unpack the sheer diversity of natural active substances involved is amazing. ok. whose seaweeds are rich and minerals, vitamins and fiber, which is why they're considered
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a healthy food option. japan is a country with a high consumption of seaweed and also one with a long life expectancy. could there be a connection? does see we'd have more uses than just holding rice together. might even strengthen our immune system. exactly how beneficial seaweed is to our health has not yet been comprehensively studied. but scientists like susanna alban are convinced seaweed contains a treasure trove of medicinal compounds. de paul and titan, which brown algae contains certain polysaccharides or long chain sugar molecules which boast a particularly large number of biological activities. and that's very exciting for potential pharmaceutical use. in the long term. the to the sheriff was living
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together with biologists. alexa clinton her and her team, susanna, album, is conducting research on those long chain sugar molecules from the cell walls of the algae, so called fu coy dunn's are found in varying concentrations and compositions in all brown algae. and they can evidently stop a common aggressive eye disease known as age related macular degeneration. the condition is caused by damage to the macula, the point of sharpest vision on the retina. abnormal new blood vessels develop under the retina, driven by special growth factors. the vessels rupture burst and leak fluid or blood causing damage to visual cells, which then die. the results is blurry, vision, or even blindness. v i just there are different manifestations of age related macular degeneration in the worst kind, the wet variety, a growth factor called v g. f plays a role. and what we were able to show very early on is that some food coins can
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actually inhibit vgm chron. but which for coins from which algy can best prevent this pathological growth. a question the researchers want to answer that for coins also have another positive property. they apparently protect cells from oxidative stress. in the i oxidative stress is caused by exposure to light uv. radiation is considered a major cause of age related macular degeneration. laboratory tests have shown the adding for quite ins. gifts i cells and improved capacity for surviving, oxidative stress. busy moving against on what i really hope is that the food coins will enable us to develop something that can be administered much earlier when the patients are still asymptomatic. us here we ophthalmologists might already see that there's a problem even if the patient doesn't notice it yet. if we could introduce who coins at that moment and we might be able to prevent vision loss happening at all.
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that's our dream. which is why for coins are being systematically studied. the long chain sugar molecules come in a wide variety. even the process used to extract them from the seaweed has an effect on their chemical structure, as does the time at which they're harvested and the sea, they grow in size, diagnosed after high solidity nutrient content, u, v exposure, title range, and wave height. all of these factors have an impact on the food coit in content. and as such, the quality of the few quite ends who don't spine. the quality of the active ingredient has to be consistent if the seaweeds are to be used to make medicines. so there's still plenty of work ahead for the scientists when it comes to harvesting the full potential of these very special plants. ah, do you have a question then write to us whether it's about nutrition, exercise research,
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or therapy in good shape. we'll ask the experts just send us an email and the digital consultation can begin. dry eyes are a common problem worldwide. studies show that in this era of lock downs and an increase in work related screen time, the problem has gotten even worse. make sure to take breaks regularly and to stay hydrated. but if your eyes are read for prolonged periods or if they heard head to europe, tamitra st. want to get rid of those unsightly red eyes. no problem on a computer at least. but it's not always that easy. this ophthalmologists practice cease patients on a daily basis complaining of genuine red eyes among the possible causes. a burst
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blood vessel in the conjunct time a membrane at the front of the i leading to a tiny hemorrhage on the surface. would often looks alarming, is in fact in most cases harmless, imagined. but then that manages act. most patients have a fairly mundane reason for a red eye. it might be anything from a dry eye to a foreign body or a perfectly harmless sub conjunct table hemorrhage. these kinds of things account for most red eyes, beveled to deal. now, it was a foreign object that prompted alexander yackel to see the doctor today. he's an organ maker and had a work related accident. megan, i was using a handheld circular saw to cut a plank of wood. and as i was looking down at the saw, a chip flew straight into my eye pretty straight forward. but it really hurts session. as walking from the doctor, removed the tiny splinter with a cotton wool bud and checks for signs of damage to the cornea. after giving the patient eye drops, she applies blue light to reveal any injuries. fortunately,
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alexander yeah, cobb is unscathed from the incident. and you don't wear goggles, no, right when the chips started flying, i remember thinking it would be a good idea to put them on, but it was too late. the doctor's next patient is here for a follow up check. she also had another typical injury. this time, not from a foreign object, but a self inflicted wound. the redness in her eye has since faded. first comes homeless, it's been up, go to my finger sledge, i'm really not sure what happened. and then i fell a stab in my i lost and piping off what you get this quite a what when people are doing their make up. for example, in another frequent one is parents who are playing or coddling with their young children and end up with a finger in there. i. it's all the problem. minor injuries to the cornea, usually he'll on her own within 24 hours with more serious injuries. the patient
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should be given, antibiotic eye drops in order to prevent and infection and other harmless, but still painful, affliction or style, which are caused by a bacterial infection of the eyelash follicle or eyelid gland. the surrounding skin becomes red and swollen. d all noodle on my eyelids were red, and you could see a little lump and it scratched terribly on my eye and it still does, does this, i didn't look before it. style can be treated with a special ointment and they normally go away without any complications. but you should see a doctor if you were, i remains red and you have symptoms such as itching, a burning sensation pain or a sensitivity to light. in these cases, the cause may be more serious, red eyes or a very common symptom, but household remedies like camomile t should be used with caution equipment, english, one and on to wharton. patients come in with a swollen red eye and tell me what they've tried and i think, okay, they've tried
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a cam, a mile tea bag empty board, but that can often cause allergic reaction, so it's better to avoid that option. vitamin bas, honest mom. so remember to keep camomile tea bags where they belong in a cup of hot water. and now it's your turn. take out that work out matt, because his personal trainer. okay, yeah, with a new exercise. hello . all you need is to day a met and a wait, we do turkish get up. where is this name from turkish wrestlers, the 200 years ago, the same exercise to show us how strong they are. and we do today exactly the same for this exercise. you need to wait, i take today what about what you can take, whatever you want to bend your leg. straighten you arm. bring the
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other hand to the side, then sit up. wait is on your hand. heaps high. bring the straight leg bag words to your knee. then stand up and we go back down again into a lunch. bring the weight on your hand. bring the leg forward. sit down for the control and the leg. try to accumulate 6 rapes, meaning 3 reps on every side, but you change after each other. so you do one side. when you have finished exercise to change decide. i love this exercise because you need to be fully concentrated. this means you're being in the here and now
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with this exercise, you train your full body, you train your legs, you train your arms and you train your mid line to stand up. and when you go back down again, time to get up and go. that's all for today. so you next time on in good shape dw health program with
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