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Postby jjfjr » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:34 pm


For purposes of sport pilot certification, anybody have experience with glaucoma and selective laser trabeculoplasty to relieve the intraocular pressure?


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Re: Glaucoma

Postby Merlinspop » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:49 am

That sounds like a question for the Medical Services folks at AOPA to me.
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Re: Glaucoma

Postby drseti » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:47 pm

To exercise Sport Privileges, you must hold a current state issued drivers license, abide by any restrictions on it, and not know, or have reason to know, of any medical condition that would make you unsafe to fly. If your drivers license has no relevant restrictions, and your glaucoma doesn't make you unsafe to drive or fly, it is a non-issue.
The opinions posted are those of one CFI, and do not necessarily represent the FAA or its lawyers.
Prof. H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, LSRM-A/GL/WS/PPC, iRMT
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