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Bumper 01-01-2021 07:06 AM

Esophoria/prism glasses
 
Went for my yearly eye exam and was diagnosed with intermittent esophoria/( eyes turn in when trying to focus )
the doctor gave me new eye glasses with prism lens w 4.5 diopters prism correction. I correct to 20/20 no double vision and have
no other eye issues except must wear glasses. MRI was all done rule out any tumor or stroke. Been wearing new lens for few weeks working well. Was told I had this my whole life but now that I am older eye muscle cant compensate anymore. I have report of eye eval in hand( been doing Eval for 20 years) 2nd class medical is due and scheduled. Anyone have any experience with this. Will AME defer to OKC ? Thanks for any input

Excargodog 01-01-2021 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Bumper (Post 3176789)
Went for my yearly eye exam and was diagnosed with intermittent esophoria/( eyes turn in when trying to focus )
the doctor gave me new eye glasses with prism lens w 4.5 diopters prism correction. I correct to 20/20 no double vision and have
no other eye issues except must wear glasses. MRI was all done rule out any tumor or stroke. Been wearing new lens for few weeks working well. Was told I had this my whole life but now that I am older eye muscle cant compensate anymore. I have report of eye eval in hand( been doing Eval for 20 years) 2nd class medical is due and scheduled. Anyone have any experience with this. Will AME defer to OKC ? Thanks for any input


An AME CAN always defer to OKC, but per the AME guidebook deferral would not be required.

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GAFlyer3 08-02-2021 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Bumper (Post 3176789)
Went for my yearly eye exam and was diagnosed with intermittent esophoria/( eyes turn in when trying to focus )
the doctor gave me new eye glasses with prism lens w 4.5 diopters prism correction. I correct to 20/20 no double vision and have
no other eye issues except must wear glasses. MRI was all done rule out any tumor or stroke. Been wearing new lens for few weeks working well. Was told I had this my whole life but now that I am older eye muscle cant compensate anymore. I have report of eye eval in hand( been doing Eval for 20 years) 2nd class medical is due and scheduled. Anyone have any experience with this. Will AME defer to OKC ? Thanks for any input


I have alternating exophoria and got a 1st class. I’ve had 2 eye muscle surgeries too. No SODA, no special issuance. As you said, this is a lifelong condition. Luckily no double vision ever, which was a key factor in my quick approval. I can’t pass the binocular vision test with the music notes and line through it. As a side note, the 3rd class medical doesn’t even test binocular vision.

I specifically went to a senior AME who’s also an ophthalmologist. He’s one of the FAA’s contacts for these cases so his opinion held a lot of weight.


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