Accession Number : ADP010579


Title :   Ocular Problems of the Aging Military Aviator


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE OPTHALMOLOGY BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Tresici, T J ; Ivan, D J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/p010579.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Approximately 20% of all the USAF aviators are now over the age of 40. Over 60% of the U.S. civilian airline pilots are over the age of 40. Because of the age 60 rule, these pilots must retire when they reach 60 years of age. We decided to look at what are the ocular/visual problems that brought our senior USAF aviators to the Consultation Service at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB, Texas. The Consultation Service evaluates all USAF aviators who have a medical problem that threatens their flight status. Following a through medical workup, our staff makes a recommendation to the USAF Surgeon Generals Office. This might be grounding, further treatment, a waiver to return to flight status or change in flight status. (1)


Descriptors :   *AGING(PHYSIOLOGY) , *EYE DISEASES , SYMPOSIA , PILOTS , COMMERCIAL AVIATION , MEDICINE , VISION , EYE , TEXAS , OPHTHALMOLOGY


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE