News / 03.11.2014

Icare goes to space

Intraocular pressure (IOP) is the one risk factor in Glaucoma and it may vary in normal conditions during the day. In extreme conditions, such as space flight, IOP may change in response to microgravity and other factors. NASA is currently investigating ocular changes in long duration crewmembers. Accurate assessment of IOP (intra ocular pressure) is an important component of the characterization of the Visual Impairment / Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) syndrome that has been observed in astronauts.

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