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Old 03-14-2019, 01:15 AM   #1  
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Question Keratoconus??

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I'm trying to get in contact with pilots that have been diagnosed with this condition, preferably Air Force retired, separated, or guard/reserve guys.

Got rejected from my flight physical because of abnormal topography and they predict there's a possibility I could have this in 10 years...that's a BIG shot in the dark. I've met 2 guys that had the same rejection for the same predicted condition, 5 years later one is flying P8s in the Navy and the other is a captain at Skywest.

This is stopping me from flying C130s and I'm fighting this to the end. I know there's a lot of mil guys who were diagnosed with this and they're doing fine flying in regionals and majors. Help me out because I'd like your story to help mine.
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You may want to post a similar question on The Pilot Network on Facebook; that group is majority military guys.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:10 AM   #3  
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Suggest you PM lbfowlerjrmd, an APC member & FAA Senior AME.
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Suggest you PM lbfowlerjrmd, an APC member & FAA Senior AME.
Keratoconus is not disqualifying for the FAA as long as you are correctable to 20/20. Also, to the OP, try as hard as you can to stop rubbing your eyes.
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My wife has it. Tried to join the Navy as a nurse with a Bachelors and Masters in nursing plus more than 5 years experience. She wasn’t trying to fly but was medically rejected and denied a waiver. Good luck. If you do end up being diagnosed, get Corneal Crosslinking done ASAP or you’ll end up with some Cornea Transplants down the road.
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Thank you! I will message him!
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