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Lt. Col. Jonathan Ellis (center), Ophthalmology Branch manager of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, Dr. Steven Wright (right), optometrist and Scott Humphrey, cornea imaging technician, demonstrate their Pentacam cornea topography device used in pilot screenings and waiver recommendation cases. The device measures the entire cornea with precision, without contact in only a few seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Ophthalmology sets sights on flying mission
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. A link to all of the stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  For many who have had an eye exam, the puff of the glaucoma test is as familiar as a darkened room, letter
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An Air Force-invented cooling sleeve for a water bladder and cooling inserts for a specially-designed undershirt are two ways that Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his research team at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine hope to help Battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces avoid heat-related illness while in hot, humid conditions. (Courtesy photo) Battlefield Airmen use science to beat the heat
Heat-related illness is a critical factor when personnel are operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O'Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working to reduce that heat stress.
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