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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations
Disease Protocols - Conductive Keratoplasty

Conductive Keratoplasty (CK) is a refractive surgery procedure. It is acceptable for aeromedical certification, with Special Issuance, after review by the FAA.

The following criteria are necessary for initial certification:

  • The airman is not qualified for six months post procedure
  • The airman must provide all medical records related to the procedure
  • A current status report by the surgical eye specialist with special note regarding complications of the procedure or the acquired monocularity, or vision complaints by the airman
  • A current FAA Form 8500-7, Report of Eye Evaluation
  • A medical flight test may be necessary (consult with the FAA)
  • Annual followup by the surgical eye specialist

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