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Antarctica eye study: a prospective study of the effects of overwintering on ocular parameters and visual function

  • Stahl, Matthew H. University College London, London, UK - Department of Medicine, Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham, UK
  • Kumar, Alexander King?s College London, London, UK - University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Lambert, Robert Department of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Stroud, Michael University of Southampton Medical School, Southampton, UK
  • Macleod, David Clinical Research Department, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Bastawrous, Andrew Clinical Research Department, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Peto, Tunde Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK - Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • Burton, Matthew J. Clinical Research Department, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK - Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
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    25.06.2018
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  • BMC Ophthalmology. - 2018, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 149
English In 2013 five polar explorers attempted to complete the first Trans-Antarctic Winter Traverse (TAWT). This study presents the ophthalmological findings for this group, who overwintered in Antarctica as part of the White Mars Human Science Protocol. Antarctic crews are exposed to extreme cold, chronic hypoxia and altered day-night cycles. Previous studies of Antarctic explorers have focused on the prolonged effect of ultraviolet radiation including the development of ultraviolet keratitis and accelerated cataract formation. This is the first study of its kind to investigate the effect of overwintering in Antarctica on the human eye.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Médecine
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  • English
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Biology
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