View Full Version : LASIK in HK
16th Dec 2011, 11:54
Looking into getting LASIK done in HK, any recommendations? also what is the minimum recovery time from CAD and CX before you can go back online? unpaid leave throughout the recovery period?
16th Dec 2011, 15:30
You asked about H.K. but do check out Phuket Bangkok international hospital. Friends had it done , was very happy and at a fraction of the price.
16th Dec 2011, 19:30
It's my understanding that LASIK is not allowed for pilots by the HK CAD. Maybe things have changed, or maybe I'm confusing it with radial keratotomy.
Al E. Vator
17th Dec 2011, 01:14
Radial Keratotomy? I think perhaps thats being confused with Frontal Lobotomy?
I think I know a couple of CX pilots who've had that done and the CAD hasn't grounded them yet.
17th Dec 2011, 03:29
Dragons Doc told me a year or so ago that laser eye surgery is fine with the CAD, as long as you're fine with doing a full opthalmology exam every year.
As for getting it done in Thailand I would be extremely careful, having someone screw up your eyes is a bit different to getting a bad boob job.
17th Dec 2011, 05:26
Pilots have more options on where(country) they want to do it.
17th Dec 2011, 10:35
If anyone knows for certain the CAD's stance I'd be interested to know - please pm me if you don't want to put it here. I talked to a senior CX doc about it 6 years ago and the rules then were prohibitive. i.e. 6 months off flying and one eye at a time or something like that
17th Dec 2011, 12:10
Wow, to not have to wear eye glasses anymore. I'm in, love to find out more!:ok:
17th Dec 2011, 17:23
yes and i wonder will it be unpaid leave throughout the recovery period?
17th Dec 2011, 19:34
I'm not sure how pay would be affected, but I would have the procedure done when I'm on SL leave for my back problem.
17th Dec 2011, 22:29
cumguzzler,Whilst you get your back fixed,get them to have a look at your warped brain, if they can find it, and get them to change your log in name. '' cumguzzler'' is not real cool. D1k head.
18th Dec 2011, 01:26
Loopde, I would not go getting something like eye surgery based on something you read on pprune. The only way to be sure is to contact the CAD and then the only risk is the muppet you talk to may have no real idea, like most of them there.
One thing for sure tho, knowing the HKCAD, it's not going to be straight forward or simple.
18th Dec 2011, 05:23
18th Dec 2011, 11:33
hkf - Thanks for the fatherly advice.:ok:
AGNES - Thanks for the link.
Beta - Would I have to make a booking or can I just pitch up and join a queue?
18th Dec 2011, 15:23
and get them to change your log in name. '' cumguzzler'' is not real cool. D1k head.
Hey watsup maybe the D1k head u are talking to is indeed a Vag-Head.. wouldn't be so uncool then would it.