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Noninvasive and remote detection of cataracts during space exploration with dynamic light scattering
Author(s): Rafat R. Ansari; Frank Giblin; James F. King; Lisa M. Lambert
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Paper Abstract

Outer space is filled with high-energy ionizing radiation. Continuous radiation exposure or slight increase (e.g., due to flares) in it can be hazardous to astronaut health. Therefore cataractogenesis is a possible risk factor. In this paper we apply the sensitive technique of dynamic light scattering to investigate the simulated effects of X-ray exposure to the ocular tissue of non-human animals. An internet web based system integrates photon correlation data and controls the hardware for animal monitoring at a remote site in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4245, Ophthalmic Technologies XI, (7 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429264
Show Author Affiliations
Rafat R. Ansari, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Frank Giblin, Eye Research Institue/Oakland Univ. (United States)
James F. King, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
Lisa M. Lambert, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4245:
Ophthalmic Technologies XI
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Soederberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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