(KC) Keratoconus, please help!

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  1. DIMA1988

    DIMA1988 New Member

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    Im an Army ROTC cadet and just recently took my DoDmerb exam. On the eye portion of my exam the doc told me i had a mild case of Keratoconus in my left eye, on the scale of 1-10 he told me it was a 1. My vision is corrected to in the left eye 20/25-30 right eye 20/15-20 both eyes to 20/15-20. All of my numbers are within limits. I have not recieved my results yet but I believe that they will come back bad do to KC. If they do come back that way (results) what steps should I take? Is there any chance I can still commission? Im not asking for Aviation or anything like that, just want to be able to commission in the Army. Currently I am not contracted or on any type of scholarship, the reason I went and did the DoDmerb is so I could get the scholarship/contract. So far I have completed 1 year of Army ROTC and currently I am in 1st semester of the 2nd year.
     
  2. Aglahad

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    The problem with KC is that it's a degenerative disease that often results with a corneal transplant or laser surgery. Even if it's a 1 now it can progress for a decent amount of time especially if diagnosed young.

    Ehhhhhh I would ask you opthamalogist for more info rather than asking here. This is a very specific medical question.

    Edit: Sorry I misread your question but I think in this day and age you will be denied a waiver
     
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  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Since it sounds minor (I'm not a doctor, I just play one on this forum) you may be able to get a waiver. I would expect your cadre would help with that if it's needed.
     
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    DIMA1988 New Member

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    They just stamped every thing off as medically qualified.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    YAY! Congratulations. I'm glad it all worked out for you.
     

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