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The Eye In Space

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, it made me curious to know how the eye reacts to the conditions of space. After all, the only thing holding your eyeball in place is a thin nerve and some tiny muscles. Its basically floating inside your head as it is already. I find it fascinating that the lack of gravity hasn’t created the perfect conditions for eyeballs to just float out of your head.

Therefore, what happens to the eye in lack of gravity? More importantly, with astronauts staying long months in orbit as well as working on the International Space Station, when they land back on earth what consequences will their eyes be subject to as a result?

Click the link below for some rough findings, and if you want the watered down version, check out the video below.

The Eye In Space

Deformed Eyeballs

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