Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of blindness in the Western world and as there may not be any symptoms, it is very important that screening takes place.
Anyone who has diabetes and is aged 12 or over should be screened. People with diabetes could be at risk of retinopathy (damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes causing them to bleed and leak fluid). Unless they are screened they may not know this is happening until it is too late and have some sight loss.
If you are a diabetic and are already under the Eye Department and regularly having your retina checked, then please let us know. We will see you once you are discharged from hospital.
If you any enquiries about the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme please feel free to contact us.