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Old 01-01-2021, 07:06 AM
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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
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Old 01-01-2021, 08:44 AM
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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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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. Iíve 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 canít pass the binocular vision test with the music notes and line through it. As a side note, the 3rd class medical doesnít even test binocular vision.

I specifically went to a senior AME whoís also an ophthalmologist. Heís one of the FAAís contacts for these cases so his opinion held a lot of weight.


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