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Old 22nd Dec 2022, 14:39
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Managed to get class 1 for ATPL course with VDL and RXO conditions (glasses+extra glass in bag always; annual specialist evaluation - )

Haven't changed much degrees in the last 2 years, and from a 6 months (so far) follow up, the KC is stable - I'm 32

I can foresee that a job in a major airline will be tough. But might score some LCC or stay in ferry/GA market.

How have any other fellow KC'ers been?

Best regards and merry xmas to all
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Old 2nd Nov 2023, 18:17
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Renewed in Portugal for another year with no issues at all. Had a very tranquilizing talk with the AME this time.
On my initial I was sent to an outside doctor who freaked the hell out of me
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Originally Posted by charls45
Hi all,

I have an eye condition called keratoconus which affects the shape of the cornea. Have had this condition for about 10 years now in which I have had the cross linking procedure done which has halted the progression. Currently wearing hard rgp contact lenses to correct the vision to 6/6.

My question is, does anyone know of anyone who has this condition who holds a EASA class 1 medical.

Im thinking if I am able to pass the class 1 medical will it be worth all the money of commercial flight training to one day get told I will need to stop flying due to loosing my medical.

Currently have a PPL and will be booking my class 1 in next couple of months.

Would appreciate your feedback and advice on this matter.

Thanks again.
ı am diagnosed with KC and I have class 1 Easa and Non-Easa medicals. KC is not a factor to fail on medical if doctor is satisfied that there is no great problem with your eyesight. I pass the medical examination since 2013 through Europe. Noreover, I have licence insurance with diagnose. Keep in mind though, I was told Emirates for example doesn't hire pilots with KC. So your job opportunities could get narrow.
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