Microgravity and Vision Impairments in Astronauts


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Recent missions on board the International Space Station have revealed previously unreported physiological consequences of long duration space flight, particularly in eyesight, and in this Brief Dr. Seedhouse reviews the existing theories on what causes this degeneration and how long it will last. Notably, 60% of long-duration crews have reported subjective degradation in vision, a clear indication that further study is necessary before astronauts embark on even longer-term space missions. Decreased near-visual acuity was ...

Microgravity and Vision Impairments in Astronauts 2015, Springer, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319178691

2015 edition

Trade paperback