Pupils : What to Expect at the Flight Physical

Item 33: FAA Policies on the Airman Medical Exam

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at FlightPhysical.com from the 2014 AME Guide page 54, FAA and FDA web data (www.FAA.gov & www.FDA.gov), instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).

Part of the AME's eye exam will involve inspection of the Pupils and Iris. The doctor will check for the presence of synechiae and uveitis. Size, shape, and reaction to light should be evaluated during the ophthalmoscopic examination. AME's will look for coloboma, reaction to light, and any disparity in size between the two pupils.

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This page discussed the Pupils portion of the Eyes & Vision section of the Fight Physical Examination required of pilots.

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