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VISION THREAD (other than colour vision) 2

Old 15th Apr 2015, 12:56
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 17:36
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Originally Posted by WillIBpilot View Post
If you wear glasses or contact lenses it is important to take your last opticianís report along to the examination.


An applicant may be assessed as fit with hypermetropia not exceeding +5.0 dioptres, myopia not exceeding -6.0 dioptres, astigmatism not exceeding 2.0 dioptres, and anisometropia not exceeding 2.0 dioptres, provided that optimal correction has been considered and no significant pathology is demonstrated. Monocular visual acuities should be 6/6 or better


Here are my eyes sights' details:


Right Eye: -5.00 (Myopia) /-2.5 (Astigmatism) / 173
Left Eye: -5.00 (Myopia) /-2.5 (Astigmatism) / 175


Since Astigmatism exceed the limit.... Does it means I will have ABSOLUTE zero chance to become a commercial pilot ?
Is it really that hopeless !!!???


Many Thanks
You will be fine, don't worry. If you don't have any particular pathology there's no reason why they should reject your medical certificate. I had -3 dioptres of astigmatism.

And you could Always get eye surgery, as I am planning to since my vision at 23 seems to be established now.
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Old 19th Apr 2015, 09:58
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Hi Guys

have a close lookout the link below :

http://easa.europa.eu/system/files/d...%202013-15.pdf

part-MED is being amended regarding dioptres limits especially for hyperopia .

It shall all be completed by1st quarter of 2016 .

good news !
After investigating the changes planned in the document above (and some related ones): does that mean, that in case of hyperopia exceeding +5.00 dpt you can only have your Class 1 Medical when you reach 6/6 visual acuity in each eye separately? The current regulations are, that after successful review by an ophthalmologist, you could get your medical (and visual acuity was 6/9 in each eye separately and 6/6 with both eyes). Now it seems to be harder in case of hyperopia exceeding +5.00 dpt - am I correct or did I miss something?
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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 22:59
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To be told 'don't worry' is a bit of an understatement made by somebody who does not know and has no medical experience.

You are asking questions that only an authorized AME can answer. You need to go talk to them to get the full facts as they apply to you.
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Old 25th Apr 2015, 21:04
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Congenital catracts

i am planning to apply for the cadet pilot program from cathay pacific, however i have congenital cataract would i be fail the medical tests?
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Old 16th Jun 2015, 23:04
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Exclamation Class 1 Medical Eye Test - CYL -3.00 (Fail)

Hello everyone. I recently started the process of trying to become a Comercial pilot but I seem to have fallen at the 1st hurdle.

I went for my eye test today at my local opticians (I don't currently wear or feel I need glasses) however, once I'd finished my test I was told my left eye wouldn't meet the required standards.

I have astigmatism in my left eye to the value of -3.00 about the requirements for a Class 1. (-2.00)

I spoke to the CAA and they said even with corrective surgery/ Glasses or Contacts it wouldn't be possible to obtain Class 1 Medical for Comercial Flying because they use the results BEFORE corrective vision.

Has anyone had or know anyone who's has a similar problem?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any replies given.
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Old 21st Jul 2015, 13:11
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Cool 1st cls Vision check, Limitations etc

Have my EASA/JAA Class 2 with VDL for 3 yrs but going for CPL so need Class 1.
Everything is good except vision.
The machine (refractometer or smth) shows -3.25 in one eye and unstable, changing by hours, may as well be -2.25 in the morning or -3.75 in the afternoon (I told them to check the machine). 100% distant vision with glasses, about 70% distant without glasses. Adaptation is excellent they say. In reality I can easily live without glasses but I mostly do wear them not to lose them.

Well, after all, according to Part.FCL limit for 1st time 1st Class is -2 astigmatism, so the decision is now to be made by additional ophtalmologist check. They offer me Class 1 with following limitations:
VDL - that's obvious
TML6 - they want to check the tendency in 6 months
OML - as first officer only or with first officer having good vision only - that's odd but, well, let it be
RXO - meaning they want to check my vision every checkup, ok

My question about TML6 - when I come back in 6 months, that will be a revalidation, right? At revalidation Part.MED says astigmatism may be more than -2. So basically, if there is no bad tendency, they will have no arguements at revalidation right? They will have to remove both TML and OML, right? Any comments, experience?
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Replying to myself

Hey, just checked the proposed amendment for Part.MED - it seems very hopeful for us half-blind
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The AME will need both the correction and the vision once corrected so both prescription and chart.
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Old 19th Aug 2015, 16:35
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Medical Flight Test for Class 1 in HK

Hi everyone,

Do you know if HK has any medical flight test to get HKCAD's Class 1 medical? I know that most of other countries have it, but i am curious to know if my home town has it or not, cause I currently could not find any info related to medical flight test in HK.

The underlying reason I ask is I was told that Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program does not take candidates with Lazy eye (amblyopia). First of all, i do like to know if this were to be true or not. If true, i am trying to find an alternative path to be a pilot.

Either way, thanks in advance for the comments. Thanks and have a good day.
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Hi RavenII,

I am new here and still a pilot wannabe. I just want to ask something about the medical flight test for Class 1, as I also need it for my career progression.

1) Do you know the medical flight test for class 1 should be taken right after PPL, or after CPL?
2) Also, by general norm, if you passed the medical flight test, you get the class 1medical along with the SODA right? but, will it the regionally retricted? e.g. if u pass your medical flight test in US, will the medical certificate be applicable only in the US?

Thanks a lot in advance for your insight. Cheers.
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Im sure this has been answered before but unfortunately I cannot read the whole thread
I know and understand the initial class 1 limitations for eyesight. My question is, do the same limitations apply after the initial class 1?
Thanks for answers
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Old 25th Nov 2015, 14:23
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Question Eyesight and Career options

Hello,

I'm looking to achieve my dream of becoming a pilot. Currently 16 years old with good GCSE's.

The problem is that one of my eyes isn't up to the standards required for a Class 1 medical from the CAA. However, the other is perfect and both combined vision is 6/5 (better than average).

1) Is there any way for an exception and a way to still gain my Class 1?
2) With a class 2, can i become a cargo pilot for eg. Fedex or UPS?

Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated,

Regards,
Matt
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For your first question, check the CAA website (link below). The bit you're interested in is probably 'anisometropia'. You'll find that many of the medical requirements are qualified with 'a fit assessment may be considered...' In other words, falling outside the requirements is often not an automatic no-go: they will just require a specialist's report before considering issuing you with a medical. If in doubt, call them and have a chat. They are generally helpful.

With regard to your second question: 'cargo pilots' are subject to exactly the same licencing requirements as those flying passengers. Further, you won't be working for FEDEX or UPS without a green card or US passport!

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Old 26th Nov 2015, 07:07
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Could you post your spectical refraction and VA
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Old 26th Nov 2015, 11:48
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I just want to say that pre-operative limits have been removed. What I mean is that you can still get your first class medical certificate even if anisometropia is over 2 dioptres, provided you meet the requirements with correction.
With new EASA regulations, Europe has gotten a bit closer to FAA standards.

However there might be some airlines with internal and more stringent requirements. One of these is Lufthansa, who won't ever hire a candidate who had a succesful Lasik surgery or myopia is over -3 dioptres, despite meeting the requirements for the safe conduct of a flight.
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By the way, is Lasik surgery now allowed under EASA rules? Thought that'd would disqualify a candidate/pilot here in Europe.
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It does not. In the UK you can be assessed after 3 months, in Italy they told me after one year, in Poland 4-6 months... Just contact your local authority!
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SLT

First of all, there's no need to do anything until your intra ocular pressure, IOP, becomes elevated. Check the IOP at your optometrist who will advise on how often you need the check.

Drops will reduce IOP for a time.

Selective [email protected] Trabeculotomy takes out individual cells in your iris to increase drainage.

DO NOT accept argon [email protected] which blows big holes in your iris. SLT is the new standard of care.
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