Station Astronauts Begin Studying Troubling Vision Issue

By Mark Carreau
Source: Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

The subjects will be tracked for a year post-flight with similar exams to assess whether the symptoms abate.

“We are finding they are not returning to normal as quickly as we would like, and in some cases the abnormalities are persisting for years,” Otto said.

Currently, veteran U.S. and Russian astronauts Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are training for a one-year ISS stay in 2015. They too will be the focus of an ocular research strategy that has been two years in the planning.

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