Binocular vision

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Binocular vision

Unread post by Bhanoyi » Mon May 13, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi everyone,

I have limited binocular vision. It is not something that can be corrected.

Can I expect to pass a Class II or Class IV medical?

I'm keen to start NPL or PPL training and I'm wondering if I should expect it to be a stumbling block.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi Bhanoyi

If it is any indication I consulted a AME who assisted in a medical for a student of mine who is in training for a National Pilots License and who suffers from monocular vision. It is completely possible for this candidate to achieve a medical in his case so the odds are in your favor. But of coarse not guaranteed for a class 2 medical.

If I may ask where are you located ? It might help seeking advice from a doctor who has experience with similar cases and I would gladly refer you to the specific doctor who assisted the student in this case.
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Bhanoyi » Mon May 13, 2019 4:48 pm

I am in the Durban area.

Thanks for the feedback. It gives me hope!
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Bhanoyi wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 4:48 pm
I am in the Durban area.

Thanks for the feedback. It gives me hope!
Ok well that won't work. My best advice then is to call up a medical examiner near you and have a discussion with them before hand. Good luck but please keep us up to date here with your journey as no one is alone there are always others with same or similar scenarios and other can learn from you pioneering :)
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Ozone » Wed May 15, 2019 3:12 am

Hi Bhanoyi,

I have monocular vision and managed to get a class IV medical in accordance with the protocol:
http://www.caa.co.za/Avmed%20Amended%20 ... ndards.pdf

I don't know whether it is possible to get a class II.

I would second Multirotor's recommendations and would advice you to get a medical before you start flying training.

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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Bhanoyi » Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 am

Thanks for the useful feedback, Ozone. I will definitely follow your and Multirotor's advice.

I'll give feedback once I have been through the process, hopefully successfully.
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by mikestark » Wed May 15, 2019 9:37 am

Bhanoyi wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 am
Thanks for the useful feedback, Ozone. I will definitely follow your and Multirotor's advice.

I'll give feedback once I have been through the process, hopefully successfully.
Hi Bhanoyi

I only have vision in my right eye and have been passing Class 2 medicals (PPL) since 2000.

The 2 Durban base AME's I have used are Albert Nieman and Rob Rathgeber.

Contact either one for details. I also went for the medical before staring training because I was concerned whether the vision issue would be a problem.
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Re: Binocular vision

Unread post by Bhanoyi » Wed May 15, 2019 1:24 pm

Much appreciated and very encouraging, thanks Mike.

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