Synopsis of Medical Standards, AME Guide
|DISTANT VISION||20/20 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.||20/40 or better in each eye separately, with or without correction.|
|NEAR VISION||20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction, as measured at 16 inches.|
|20/40 or better in each eye separately (Snellen equivalent), with or without correction at age 50 and over, as measured at 32 inches.||No requirement.|
|COLOR VISION||Ability to perceive those colors necessary for safe performance of airmen duties.|
|HEARING||Demonstrate hearing of an average conversational voice in a quiet room, using both ears at 6 feet, with the back turned to the examiner OR pass one of the audiometric tests below or:|
|PULSE||Not disqualifying per se. Used to determine cardiac system status and responsiveness.|
|BLOOD PRESSURE||No specified values stated in the standards. Current guideline maximum is 155/95.|
|AUDIOLOGY||Audiometric speech discrimination test: (Score at least 70% discrimination in one ear) or:|
Pure tone audiometric test: Unaided, with thresholds no worse than:
|EAR, NOSE, THROAT||No ear disease or condition manifested by, or that may reasonably be expected to be manifested by, vertigo or a disturbance of speech or equilibrium.|
|ELECTRO-CARDIOGRAM||At age 35 & annually after age 40.||Not routinely required.|
|MENTAL||No diagnosis of psychosis, or bipolar disorder, or severe personality disorders.|
|SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE & SUBSTANCE ABUSE||A diagnosis or medical history of substance dependence is disqualifying unless there is established clinical evidence, satisfactory to the Federal Air Surgeon, of recovery, including sustained total abstinence from the substance(s) for not less than the preceding 2 years. A history of substance abuse within the preceding 2 years is disqualifying. Substance includes alcohol and other drugs (i.e., PCP, sedatives and hynoptics, anxiolytics, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and other psychoactive drugs or chemicals).|
CONDITIONS Airman with these conditions may still be eligible for “Special Issuance” of a medical certificate.
|Unless otherwise directed by the FAA, the Examiner must deny or defer if the applicant has a history of: (1) Diabetes mellitus requiring hypoglycemic medication; (2) Angina pectoris; (3) Coronary heart disease that has been treated or, if untreated, that has been symptomatic or clinically significant; (4) Myocardial infarction; (5) Cardiac valve replacement; (6) Permanent cardiac pacemaker; (7) Heart replacement; (8) Psychosis; (9) Bipolar disorder; (10) Personality disorder that is severe enough to have repeatedly manifested itself by overt acts; (11) Substance dependence; (12) Substance abuse; (13) Epilepsy; (14) Disturbance of consciousness and without satisfactory explanation of cause, and (15) Transient loss of control of nervous system function(s) without satisfactory explanation of cause.|
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