Crosslinking was approved by FFA as a treatment for Keratoconus

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  1. Darnell F

    Darnell F New Member

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    On April 18, the FDA approved Crosslinking as a treatment for Keratoconus. How long will it take for the military to change their policy regarding this treatment?
     
  2. usafa12

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    I doubt anyone could possibly know the answer to this. I highly doubt this will ever be waived in the military though. Vision is crucial and as this is a progressive degenerative disease there really is a slim chance of it being waived I would say.
     
  3. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Interesting. I lost my PQ for "symptoms indicative of keratoconus", not even a full diagnosis. I was told that no waivers were ever granted for this condition.
     
  4. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Policy for the treatment? The treatment will most certainly be offers to our beneficiaries as soon as the corneal specialists are trained on it. They have been waiting excitedly for FDA approval.

    Policy for kerataconus as a DQ to entry? Wouldn't count on that changing anytime soon, if ever.
     

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