Task Investigating Long-term Structural and Functional Changes in the Eye and Brain after Spaceflight
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: Long-term Ocular & Brain Changes - ISS
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Human Factors and Behavioral Performance (HFBP) Element
Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
To monitor ocular and brain changes induced by long-duration (ISS) flights for up to five years post-flight to determine:
1) Whether ocular and brain changes persist in some astronauts
2) If so, for how long
3) If there are any long-term health consequences

This study will use the same subjects (n=20 (standard duration and extended duration)) that are assigned to participate in the ISAFE study. In addition, 20 retired astronauts will be recruited for long term follow-up.

The lead PI on this study is Brandon Macias.  Additional PIs on this study are Eric Bershad, Mathias Basner, and Rachel Seidler.