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Peripheral Iridotomy

Old 19th Mar 2019, 07:30
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Peripheral Iridotomy

Hello All,

I have searched the forum and sight threads but could not specifically find this one.

I may have to have the Peripheral Iridotomy procedure for possible acute angle closure. I have attempted to get guidance online and it looks like for EASA there is a short period of downtime for this procedure. The FAA appear to have more stringent rules.

Would anyone who has been through this either EASA or FAA be willing to give me the benefit of their experience with the authorities?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 16:17
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Can't comment knowledgeably on the iridotomy, but is this because SLTs haven't relieved the IOP?

If you haven't yet had SLT, I'd be asking why that hasn't been tried first. Feel free to PM.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 08:31
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SLT doesn't treat ACG.

Was clear lens extraction discussed. Have a read of the EAGLE study.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 08:15
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Thank you for the reply's,

I have a consultation regarding options and requirements later next week. I am sure the various options will be covered there. My pressure is actually very good, so SLT is possibly the suggestion. The procedure would be purely proactive as the angle is looking borderline for me on the scan. I have had no vision / pressure issue's with this as yet. The concern is that under low light conditions I may have evaluated IOP at that time, though this is just speculation.

I am also looking for advice as to how long I can expect to have my medical cert both for EASA and FAA suspended, as what I read online is not clear to me. EASA seems to say evaluation is only after a week for SLT and FAA could be 3 months? That seems to be the wrong way round in my experience!

Can anyone clarify how long I need to plan to be off and the process if anyone has been through it or knows the process.

Again, thanks.
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