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

   Hotel Registration
   Welcome address
Beteiligte Gesellschaften
   Societies involved
DOG Information
   DOG Information
Eröffnung des Kongresses
   Opening Ceremony
Ablauf der Tagung 2003
   General overview of congress
Lageplan der Räumlichkeiten
   Map of Congress Center
Wissenschaftliche Themen
   Scientific topics
Wissenschaftliches Programm
   Scientific program
   Poster Presentation
Begleitende Veranstaltungen
   Accompanying program
   Working sessions
   Social program
Allgemeine Informationen
   General Information
   Index of Authors
   Commercial exhibitors

DOG Homepage


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

Zurück | Back