Accession Number : ADA296977

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register: Incidence of Color Vision Deficiency Among U.S. Army Aviators.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Mason, Kevin T. ; Shannon, Samuel G. ; Slattery, Michael J.

PDF Url : ADA296977

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Chief, Visual Sciences Branch, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, requested a determination of the incidence of color vision deficiency among Army aviators. As we enter the next century, the color vision requirements of Army aviators will increase with the introduction of multicolored displays. Since aviator training applicants are disqualified routinely from training due to color vision deficiency, there should be no aviators with color vision deficiency. However, this paper details incidents of exception to policy for known color vision deficiency, acquired color vision deficiency, and aviation medicine clinic screening program failures due to poor methods or deception by applicants and conspirators. The in-flight evaluation of aviators discovered to have color vision deficiency is described.

Descriptors :   *VISUAL ACUITY, *COLOR VISION, *AVIATION MEDICINE, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, PILOTS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, COLORS, DEFICIENCIES, INFLIGHT, VISION, MEDICAL LABORATORIES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE