Lasik operation with Asian Carriers

Fernando

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Is it true that some Asian or foreign carriers wont accept people who had gotten it?
 

Dumb Pilot

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In Japan it is not an approved procedure by the JCAB
 

ackattacker

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Not approved in Hong Kong
I was offered a job at Cathay despite a history of LASIK. They did require me to submit a full Ophthalmologic report, and the surgical history and follow-up reports from the original LASIK surgeon. I paid for the Ophthalmologist on my own dime. I can say definitively that it is not disqualifying.
 

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...with all the provisos. I know for a fact that the PMO (having asked him personally) is not in favour of it and the HKCAD do not approve. Are you currently in CX? I know there are a few who have had LASIK and haven't told...
 

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...with all the provisos. I know for a fact that the PMO (having asked him personally) is not in favour of it and the HKCAD do not approve. Are you currently in CX? I know there are a few who have had LASIK and haven't told...

Just don't say a word and they will not know....Unless you like red tape and being blackballed!
 

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...with all the provisos. I know for a fact that the PMO (having asked him personally) is not in favour of it and the HKCAD do not approve. Are you currently in CX? I know there are a few who have had LASIK and haven't told...
No, I am not at CX. However I passed the medical in Hong Kong and was offered the job (this was before the economy tanked in 2007, maybe not my finest career decision in retrospect). I disclosed the LASIK right away, and they gave me the forms (which were HKCAD forms, not CX) for an Opthalmalogical report which I then had done in the U.S. and sent back to the medical examiner at CX.
 
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