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The Risk of Visual Impairment in Space

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:55 PM

Space Station Live: Studying The Risk of Visual Impairment in Space

Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean interviews Christian Otto, the principal investigator of the Ocular Health experiment. The research seeks to characterize the physiological changes and risk of visual impairment during a long-term mission in microgravity.

The Ocular Health study will help scientists to understand the changes to an International Space Station crew member's eyesight. The study compares an astronaut's vision during long-term stays in space to their vision before and after a space mission.

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