AV8AJET
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Laser Eye Surgery Approved By The FAA?

Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:01 am

Does anyone know if the FAA plans to allow the laser eye correction surgery? I believe up to now the FAA has not approved it, so you would not be allowed to receive an FAA Class 1 medical. I currently wear contacts and would love to one day get the corrective surgery.
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RE: Laser Eye Surgery Approved By The FAA?

Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:17 am

It's been approved for quite awhile now. A friend of mine had it done and still holds a 1st class. It hasn't, however, been approved by the military yet. Supposedly they are concerned that it could rupture during an explosive decompression.

BTW, this topic might be better off in tech-ops. You may get a few more responses.
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RE: Laser Eye Surgery Approved By The FAA?

Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:40 am

I don't use with the laser surgery for me either and all I can tell you something about me and when I was baby and they took me with both eyes surgery in Chicago from 26 years ago and become I was blindness and now, I can see much better with my eyes surgery.

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