Accession Number : ADA010588


Title :   Ocular Hypertension and Chronic Open-Angle Glaucoma in USAF Pilots and Navigators


Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1958-1973


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Mims, III, James L ; Tredici, Thomas J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a010588.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Records from the United States Air Force glaucoma screening and management program for flying personnel were surveyed to obtain long-term followup information and age-specific prevalences for this population. Untreated ocular hypertensives with tensions of 22-29 with no visual field loss were labeled 'preglaucoma'; ocular hypertensives without field loss and treated with epinephrine (for tensions above 29 or for other reasons) were labeled 'glaucoma. ' Those requiring other drugs and those with field loss were disqualified from flying. Questionnaires to ophthalmologists caring for retired men indicated that 1 of the 39 preglaucomas followed 8 years and 2 of the 27 glaucomas followed 7 years had lost visual field. Among ocular hypertensives screened from 15,804 men, ages 40-54, in 1970, only 5 had visual field loss presumed glaucomatous.


Descriptors :   *AVIATION MEDICINE , *EYE DISEASES , *HYPERTENSION , AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , AVIATION PERSONNEL , CHEMOTHERAPY , EPINEPHRINE , OPHTHALMOLOGY , PHYSICAL FITNESS , PILOTS , VISUAL DEFECTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE