Programm                 "Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"


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Abstract
Abstract

Aviation Ophthalmology: Life with the New Guidelines

Brandl H.
German Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, Fuerstenfeldbruck

There only are two classes of Flight Crew Licensing now:
Class 1: Professional and traffic pilots
Class 2: Hobby pilots
The currently existing Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR) for flying staff contain some criteria for suitability testing which seem surprising and also questionable in the view of experienced ophthalmologists.
Finally air safety has to be considered as the most important maxime.
The ophthalmogists will be provided with methodical tips referring to the extensive, but not always very definite guidelines which are additionally also not concise and not clearly arranged in many parts.
However, these new guidelines give the ophthalmologists the "freedom" to use their pragmatic interpretations combined with their accumulated ophthalmological experience to be enabled for profound aviation expert statements. 
The aim of this lecture is to harmonize contrary views and to find a consent with regard to the not precisely describing guideline parts inclusive the specific "exception regulations".
It has to be avoided that different views and "disagreement" could be used as an opportunity to assign this specialized knowledge for the special workplace "airplane" which is only adequately represented by experienced ophthalmologists to other medicinal specialists (e.g. doctors for industrial medicine).
The main focus of this lecture will concentrate on issues concerning colour vision, twilight vision, contrast perception and r


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