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Query about vision testing to become a pilot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   HI DOC
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   YES I HAVE POSTED A REQUEST
Doctor :   I am sorry, I did not get it here. please paste it here in the chat window
User :   ITS A LONG REQUEST.ITA A 2 PAGE CASE HISTORY. CAN I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS? I WILL EMAIL IT TO YOU
Doctor :   or please type out your query here
User :   HI GOOD MORNING DOC I REQUEST YOU TO PATIENTLY READ THE FOLLOWING XXXXXXXX : MY NAME IS GP CAPT N K PRASHAR A RETIRED AIR FORCE FIGHTER PILOT , CURRENTLY WORKING AS A PVT PILOT , CHAIRMAN ESSAR GROUP. MY DAUGHTER ALSO ASPIRES TO BECOME A PILOT THE INDIAN AIR FORCE AND DON THE BLUE UNIFORM.
Doctor :   you can send it to
Doctor :   ok. please proceed with query
User :   SHE HAS PASSED THE PILOT APTITUDE TESTS AND THE SERVICES SELECTION BOARD ( SSB ) AT DEHRADUN IN MID OCT THIS YEAR THE VISION STANDARDS REQUIRED FOR THIS ARE ; L AND R EYE UNAIDED VISION WITHOUT SPECS 6 / 6 NO MINIFEST MYOPIA LASIK SURGERY PERMITTED FOR CORRECTION BUT NOT WITHIN LAST ONE YEAR.
Doctor :   i am reading as you type it out
User :   OK
User :   HER VISION TESTED AT MUMBAI BEFORE PROCEEDING FOR SELECTION WAS PERFECT 6 /6 L AND R EYE LEFT AND 6/5 BOTH EYE . AND SHE HAS CLEARED CLASS 2 MEDICAL BY DGCA FOR STUDENT PILOTS LICENCE IN CIVIL AVIATION
Doctor :   ok
User :   THE GIRLS HAD A HECTIC SCHEDULE FOR 10 DAYS AT DEHRADUN DURING THE FAST TRACK SELECTION PROCESS . DURING THIS PERIOD SHE GOT INFECTED WITH COUGH AND COLD .
Doctor :   ok
User :   THE SELECTION FORMALITIES , FILLING UP OF FORMS ETC WERE COMPLETED AT 2100 HRS ( 9 PM ) AND THEY WERE ASKED TO REPORT TO AFCME NEW DELHI FOR MEDICAL THE VERY NEXT MORNING AT 0830 HRS . AS OF THIS SHE WAS FATIGUED AND COLD AGGREVATED . DURING THE EYE TESTS CARRIED OUT AT AFCME NEW DELHI BY AN ARMY DOCTOR ,SHE WAS THUS SUFFERING FROM SEVERE COUGH COLD AND INFLATED EUSTACHIAN TUBE OF RIGHT EAR AND WATERING EYES SHE FUMBLED WHILE READING THE LINES .
User :   SHE WAS THUS DECLARED UNFIT FOR SUB STANDARD VISION AND MYOPIA . SHE WAS GIVEN A CHANCE TO APPEAL FOR ANOTHER CHECK UP AFTER 30 DAYS . DURING THIS PERIOD AFTER CURING FOR HER EARS , I HAVE GOT HER EYES CHECKED AT , KARONA HOSPITAL -- BORIVILI L AND R VISION 6 / 6 UNAIDED LOTUS EYE HOSPITAL --- JUHU . L AND R VISION 6 / 6 UNAIDED MINOR MYOPIA VARYING BETWEEN 0.25 0.5 OBSERVED ON COMPUTER. INSPITE OF THIS HER VISION 6 / 6 INHS ASHWANI ___ SAME FINDINGS AS ABOVE , NO SURGERY RECOMMENDED TO CURE THE MINOR MYOPIA PERFECT TO JOIN THE AIRFORCE
Doctor :   ok. minor myopia should not be a problem
User :   THE APPEAL MEDICAL EYE TEST WAS NOW CARRIED OUT ON 24 NOV AT ARMY BASE HOSPITAL IN NEW DELHI BY A DIFFERENT DOCTOR THIS TIME I ACCOMPANIED MY DAUGHTER TO DELHI. ALL OTHER CANDIDATES WE WERE ASKED TO REPORT TO THE EYE OPD AT 0900 HRS AND MADE TO WAIT IN THE DARK CORRIDOOR ON BENCHES . AFTER CHECKING OPD PATIENTS INDOOR PATIENTS , SERVING PERSONS ETC , MY DAUGHTERS TURN CAME AT 1600 HRS A WAIT FOR ALMOST 6 HRS.WITH NO LUNCH / TEA BREAK EITHER. MY DAUGHTER HAD DOSED OFF ON MY SHOULDER AT THE FAG END OF THE WAIT A, SHE WOKE UP JUST BEFORE HER NAME WAS NAME WAS CALLED OUT , THERE WAS NEITHER A WASHROOM NOR WATER NEAR BY FOR HER TO FRESHEN HERSELF BEFORE GOING IN .
User :   i HAVE BEEN A PILOT FOR OVER 30 YEARS NOW AND I KNOW HOW FATIGUE , SLEEP , SUN , DARKNESS TEMPORARILY AFFECT THE EYES. THE EYES NEED TIME TO STABILISE AND ADJUST TO THE NEW SURROUNDINGS . SHE CAME OUT WITHIN 2 MINUTES ___ ONCE AGAIN DECLARED UNFIT ____ REASONS YET UNKNOWN . THE ARMY DOC WHO WAS APPARANTLY ALSO EQUALLY TIRED OBSERVING PATIENTS SINCE 0900 AND NO LUNCH BREAK EITHER FOR HIM SEEMS TO HAVE JUST ENDORSED THE PREVIOUS DOCS FINDINGS OR MAYBEE MY DAUGHTER FUMBLED AGAIN AS SHE HAD JUST WOKEN UP . THE NEXT MORNING , IN THE SAME HOSPITAL I REQUESTED ONE OF HIS JUNIOR DOCS TO CHECK HER EYES AT 0900 HRS WHEN SHE WAS FRESH . _____ PERFECT 6 / 6 , WITH MINOR MYOPIA OBSERVED ON COMPUTER.
Doctor :   ok. but did you not carry any food or beverages to drink? she would have been fatigued again
User :   THE FINDINGS HOWEVER COULD NOT BE AMENDED ON THE REPORT ALREADY MADE. THIS WAS ON A FRIDAY AND WE WERE ASKED TO REPORT FOR FINAL DECISSION ON MODAY . I THUS HAD 2 DAYS IN DELHI . ON SAT I GOT HER EYES CHECKED AT CENTRE FOR SIGHT HOSPITAL IN DELHI ---- perfect 6 / 6 , computer observed minor myopia remains -- no surgery recommended SAT EVENING I TOOK MY DAUGHTER TO DEHRADUN FOR A CHECK UP AT THE FAMOUS EYE HOSPITAL ' DRISHTI EYE CENTRE " SUNDAY MORNING EYES CHECKED BY DR MC LUTHRA , PRESIDENT OF UA STATE OPHTHAMOLOGICAL SOCIETY REPORT _____ PERFECT 6 / 6 L AND R EYE UNAIDED MINOR MYUOIA OBSERVED ON COMPUTER . NO SURGERY RECOMMENDED. DURING THE FINAL CONFERRENCE FOR DECLARING CANDIDATES FIT / UNFIT , MY DAUGHTER WAS RECOMMENDED UNFIT DUE TO VISION AS 6 / 9 AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO USE SPECTACLES THIS CAME AS A SHOCK TO US . I HAVE SUBMITTED ALL THE ABOVE REPORTS STATING MY DAUGHTERS VISION AS 6 / 6 UNAIDED AND A REQUEST FOR YET ANOTHER REVIEW WHICH IS WITHIN THE FRAME WORK OF RULES TO BE FAIR TO CANDIDATES . THIS REVIEW BOARD IS HELD BY A PANEL OF DOCTORS NOMINATED BY MOD WHERE IN FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF CIVILIAN DOCTORS WHO ARE EQUALLY COMPETENT AS THEIR SERVICES COUNTERPART IS GIVE DUE CONSIDERATION . IN VIEW OF ALL OF THE ABOVE I REQUEST FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR AN INDEPENDENT CHECK OF MY DAUGHTERS EYE SIGHT , JUST THE BASIC VISION TEST AND A REMARKS ON THE REPORT BY THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT.YOUR FRANK VIEW WILL BE OF GREAT HELP IN DECIDING THE FATE OF MY DAUGHTER MY DAUGHTER HAS JUST GRADUATED AS A B ENG FROM MANIPAL UNIV AND HAS TO PROCEED TO MAIPAL ON 06 DEC SUNDAY FOR HER CONVOCATION CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON 08 DEC WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME AND I HAVE ONLY TWO DAYS 03 / 04 DEC IN VIEW OF ABOVE I REQUEST FOR AN AN APPOINTMENT ON 04 DEC FRIDAY OR 05 DEC SAT AT YOUR PRESTIGIOUS HOSPITAL. THE CHECK UP WILL NOT TAKE LONG AS ONLY BASIC VISION TEST IS REQD ,WITH NO DILIATION OF EYES . AN ADJUSTMENT IN YOUR HECTIC SCHEDULE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRETIATED
Doctor :   We are with online medical consultation. with respect to all the tests done outside, it seems that your Daughter has normal vision with mild myopia.
Doctor :   take her reports and ask for a firt rial without waiting and with delay
Doctor :   she should pass it
Doctor :   you can request for a appointment with teh best ophthalmologist in delhi or at your location
Doctor :   by placing a request at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   to fix appointment for 4th or 5th DEc
Doctor :   they will help you out with this
User :   WE R IN MUMBAI AND HAVE JUST FIXED UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH DR MEHTA AT COLABA MUMBAI TODAY EVENING FOR THE CHECK UP
Doctor :   ok. then go ahead with that
Doctor :   also get a test done for vision at the naval base hospital
Doctor :   by a opthalmologist there
Doctor :   hope this will help her if she clears the testing at the naval or airforce base hospital
Doctor :   and then appear for the real test
Doctor :   at a ideal time with no fatigue
Doctor :   she should be confident and bold when she enters the test room
Doctor :   she will do great
Doctor :   just make sure that she is not fatigued before going in for the test
Doctor :   and that she sleeps well the previous night
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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