ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE OF CIVIL AIRMEN WITH SELECTED VISUAL PATHOLOGY, 1980 AND 1981

This study examined the 1980-81 accident experience of 4,169 monocular pilots, 1,299 with amblyopia, 969 with alphakia, 285 with lens implants, 118 with a history of diplopia, 1,269 with a tropia, 2,601 with hyperphoria less than 1 diopter, and 2,711 with esophoria or exophoria greater than 6 diopters by class of medical certificate held. Numbers were too small for statistical treatment, but first and second class medical certificate holders, who often have more accidents per 1,000 airmen, consistently had progressively lower accident rates per 100,000 hours. They fly more. Monocular, aphakic, lens implant, and amblyopic accident airmen had higher accident rates than did the total airman population. Bases were found to question the value and adequacy of phoria and field of vision testing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeromedical Institute

    6500 South MacArthur Boulevard
    Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73128
  • Publication Date: 1983-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM