The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2013, Volume 19, Issue 2

Assessment of Accommodative Ability in Aviation Medical Certification Standards

Marcin Jezierski1
1Department of Ophthalmology, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine

Autor korenspondencyjny: Marcin Jezierski; Department of Ophthalmology, Military Institute of Aviation Medicine; email: jezier[at]tlen.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjamp.19.02.2013.3

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The author presents mechanical and physiological mechanisms of accommodation of the eye and the eff ect of age on its efficiency. Standard methods that are used to measure accommodative ability in pilots are also described. Additionally, the paper broadly discusses the importance of adequate accommodative response in terms of aerospace medicine and the safety of flight. Vision qualification requirements applicable to the aviation medical certification standards in Poland and other countries are also presented. The author emphasizes the potential benefits of extended measurements of accommodative ability in pilots during periodic medical examinations.

Słowa kluczowe

pilots, pilots, periodic examinations, periodic examinations, accommodation of the eye, accommodation of the eye