Vision Waiver

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  1. toa183

    toa183 New Member

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    Has anyone contracted with keratoconus? When the cornea is thinning and causing your vision to be blurry? FDA just approved an operation for it in 2016 but I wanted to see if that can wait until I commission. Thanks
     
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    kp2001 10-Year Member

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    Unfortunately you are unlikely to get a waiver for a problem that is known to get worse over time (e.g. keratoconus).

    Corneal crosslinking is the procedure and we do it now in the military; however, that is for dependents and folks who were diagnosed after they were already in the Service.
     
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    toa183 New Member

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    Thank you! I am a dependent right now and prior service. I plan on getting the procedure done during the summer. Thank you