An applicant with diabetes should present evidence of regular retinal screening as recommended under New Zealand recommended best medical practice.
Information to be provided
An applicant with a history or findings of diabetic retinopathy should provide:
- A special eye report, to include colour vision determination;
- An ophthalmologist report or a copy of any previous report;
- A visual fields determination report.
- An applicant with a visual field deficiency or more than mild retinal disease should be assessed as having a medical condition that is of aeromedical significance.
The ME should also consider in details whether there is other end-organ pathology of aeromedical significance.