Accession Number:

ADP010579

Title:

Ocular Problems of the Aging Military Aviator

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE OPTHALMOLOGY BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

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 ocularvisual 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

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE