SAMMIES nominee helps the blind to see

Wednesday - 5/26/2010, 4:32pm EDT

Rafat Ansari, senior scientist, NASA

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One NASA scientist is literally helping people see.

His amazing work to prevent and care for cataracts.

This scored him a seat as a finalist for the Sammies Awards.

Rafat Ansari is a senior scientist at NASA.

He says the risk for cataracts is especially high for astronauts in deep outer space because of high levels of radiation.

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