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Astigmatism & USCG Recruitment
Last Post 07 Nov 2019 02:56 PM by mkelly. 1 Replies.
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07 Nov 2019 11:33 AM


    Looking for  the experts to weigh in! I appreciate the years of knowledge on this form, & will take your logic seriously!

    ????? what's the reality of 4.7 diaopter astigmatism on 1 eye, stable, with no keratoplast or croslinking or any ocular pathology or any other issue?????

    I have a family member looking to join the coast guard reserves as a boatswain mate. They have an astigmatism on 1 eye at 4.7 diaopters, they have been looking into lasik to correct there vision,  they wear glasses but fall within the acceptable perimeters there per the dodi manual, for vision issues .....except for the "astigmatism" in one eye.
    I am scared to have them speak to the  Recruiter about this issue, ......they have not met with the recruiter yet...and if they tell the recruiter they could be totally screwed in general, because now its on  file at MEPS.  ****Its like telling g a cop u committed murder, your f**k*d for life****

    They definitely want to do coast guard. I spoke to an army recruiter for general info, he told me if they did lasik, and did not declare it, MEPS is not even going to look into there eyes and they could just keep it moving at MEPS as they would then pass the eye exam, so long as they didn't mention it, and were able to pass the eye chart, they are good to go.

    I want them to be honest... but they could go get lasik surgery and just go read the eye chart and there in .....or get  Disqualified for being a liar?

    I want them to do the right thing without condemning themselves,....

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    I saw a 2017 email on line waiver  Criteria for astigmatism  saying the coast guard was trying to align itself with the Department of Defense regs and they were posably allowing waivers for a 5 diaopter astigmatism, how common is a waiver for  An astigmatism? No other issues at all

    ""From: CMD-SMB-COMDT-CG1 Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:57 PM To: CMD-SMB-CG-HSWL-SC; CMD-SMB-COMDT-CG1 Subject: WAIVER CRITERIA FOR ASTIGMATISM UNCLAS //N06010// SUBJ: WAIVER CRITERIA FOR ASTIGMATISM A. Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military   Services, DoDI 6130.03 Change 1 B. Coast Guard Medical Manual, COMDTINST M6000.1 (series) 1. This message revises the Coast Guard waiver criteria for astigmatism. 2. Astigmatism results from a cylindrical refractive error causing blurry vision   due to the inability of the eye optics to focus a point object into a sharp   focused image on the retina. Astigmatism with a high cylindrical refractive   error is a risk factor for keratoconus. 3. Potential military accessions with astigmatism exceeding 3.00 diopters do not   meet medical standards for accession into any military branch per REF (A).   However, the Department of Defense (DoD) considers waivers on a   case by case basis for astigmatism between 3.00 and 5.00 diopters with   normal corneal topography and keratometry studies. 4. To align with DoD, the Coast Guard Recruiting Command (CGRC)/Coast Guard   Academy (CGA)/Coast Guard Personnel Command (CG‐PSC) should consider a waiver for   potential accessions with stable astigmatism between 3.00 and 5.00 diopters if   the following conditions are met:     a. The potential accession has had a corneal examination performed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist within twelve months prior to the waiver request,     b. The corneal topography and keratometry demonstrate no evidence of ocular pathology,       c. There is no history of prior ocular pathology, keratoplasty or crosslinking and,     d. The potential accession will not apply for an aviation or diving position.     e. The potential accession meets distant and near visual acuity standards. 5. This waiver consideration should also apply to potential accessions who otherwise   meet accession post corneal refractive surgery criteria as outlined in   chapter 3‐D.8.c of REF (B).

    DoDI 6130.03, March 30, 2018 

    (a) Pre-surgical refractive error in either eye exceeded a spherical equivalent of +8.00 or -8.00 diopters. (b) Pre-surgical astigmatism exceeded 3.00 diopters. (c) Within 180 days of accession medical examination. (d) Complications, ongoing medications, ophthalmic solutions, or any other therapeutic interventions required beyond 180 days of procedure. (e) Post-surgical refraction in each eye is not stable as demonstrated by at least two separate refractions at least 1 month apart, with initial refraction at least 90 days post-procedure, and the most recent of which demonstrates either more than +/- 0.50 diopters difference for spherical vision or more than +/- 0.50 diopters for cylinder vision. (4) Current or recurrent keratitis. (5) History of herpes simplex virus keratitis. (6) Current corneal neovascularization, unspecified, or corneal opacification from any cause that is progressive or reduces vision. (7) Any history of uveitis or iridocyclitis. 

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    07 Nov 2019 02:56 PM
    Really quickly I can say it’s never good to lie or withhold medical information. Also, talking to a recruiter will not automatically put anything in a medical file at MEPS. I’d day your best bet is to ask a recruiter. They would know best and have the most up to date information. Don’t lie and don’t withhold information though.
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