Eye research critical for future long-term NASA missions

Approximately 2 years ago, Randy McDonald of the Magnum Group called me with a special request. Dorit B. Donoviel, PhD, the deputy chief scientist and industry forum lead for NASA’s National Space Biomedical Research Institute, had asked him to put together a blue ribbon panel to review the at the time so-called visual impairment and intracranial pressure, or VIIP, syndrome that was affecting some astronauts after extended space travel. The syndrome included a hyperopic shift, choroidal folds and, in some cases, optic disc edema. A few astronauts had demonstrated cotton (Read more...)

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