The pigmentary dispersion disorder in USAF aviators.

  title={The pigmentary dispersion disorder in USAF aviators.},
  author={D R Peters and Ray Green},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={63 12},
The pigmentary dispersion syndrome (PDS) can have serious ocular consequences. Visual changes due to glaucoma and the treatment required can threaten the high level of visual function necessary in military aviation. We reviewed the records of 50 aviators with PDS who were evaluated at the Aeromedical Consultation Service (formerly the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine) over the past 10 years. At last evaluation, 48 were still qualified to fly. Only two aviators were permanently removed from… CONTINUE READING
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