Accession Number:

ADA046413

Title:

Glaucoma: A Review for the USAF Flight Surgeon,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

With the maturation of the USAF flying force, glaucoma has become a more significant disease entity for the flyer. The ophthalmology Branch at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine has developed a program to identify and treat USAF flying personnel with this condition. A key element in this program is the flight surgeon. He screens all flying personnel for glaucoma by performing tonometry on all flyers over the age of 39. This volume reviews the disease condition itself, as well as ophthalmoscopy and perimetry, but primarily should serve as a manual on tonometry. In recent years even this relatively simple procedure has been altered and technically upgraded so that the nonophthalmologist may be confused by the variety of instruments in use. It is the aim of this publication to clarify and simplify tonometry and glaucoma for the USAF Flight Surgeon. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE