Thursday, August 28, 2014
Treating Vision Problems Induced by Space Travel
SpaceRef. "The research, developed by Heidelberg Engineering, uses Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which is a technique for obtaining subsurface images of translucent or opaque materials at a resolution equivalent to a low-power microscope. OCT effectively images reflections from within tissue to provide cross-sectional views. This technology is being used to investigate changes in visual acuity, intraocular pressure, the optic nerve and retinal structures in astronauts exposed to long-duration microgravity aboard the International Space Station (ISS)." Read more.