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What is involved in a fatigue eye test for a helicopter pilot?

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what is involved in a "fatigue eye test" for a helicoptor pilot? my daughter is at flight school for the army...she had another physical today and they found a note from a precious dr that last year she failed the "fatigue flight test" she was retested a month later and she passed but it was not the "fatigue test?" the dr said dhe never should ahve made it past the failed one but cince she did they wil re test her newxt week for the "fatigue test" what does that involve? are there any pre test or excersises she can do during the next week to help ensure she passes?
Posted Wed, 31 Oct 2012 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 3 hours later
thanks for sending your query to us.
Fatige test for eye pertains to mysthenia gravis.Here patient at the end of the day feels drooping of the lids and in some cases slight double vision and blood tests can always confirm it.
In eye patient is asked to keep on looking up for a while and eyes within a minute or so autometically droops down.
In case if this is what they mean there is not much which you can do to help before the test.
If this is the situation then itis better tohave proper diagnosis as it requires prolong treatment.
Please do get back to me in case of any further query.
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Follow-up: What is involved in a fatigue eye test for a helicopter pilot? 46 minutes later
no this has nothing to do with MG. She passed the eye test its a test specifically for pilots and it has to do with your perferial vision and when you catch items comingin from your side....she was given eye tests and exercises to do where you concentrate on a specific picture to make your eye concentrate helps with a lazy eye...are you famiare with the specific test required of pilots?
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 8 hours later
thanks for getting back to us.
This test which we do in many diseases is called you look at a object and your side vision is checked that at what intensity you were able to perceive an object.In perimetery the object is static.
You are not supposed to improve the result by practice.You can only improve your understanding.
We do this test in cases of glaucoma and optic nerve diseases.
Is that the concept and am i understanding it right?
please do get back to me if needed.
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