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Diabetic Retinal Screening Service 

Diabetic Retinal Screening Service 

 

NHS Lanarkshire's digital retinal screening service for people with diabetes launched in August 2006.

Diabetic retinopathy is the biggest single cause of blindness and visual impairment amongst people with diabetes in Scotland. Up to 10 per cent of people with diabetes have eye problems that require treatment.

The progression of diabetic retinopathy can be prevented as long as it is detected early, through retinal screening, and treated appropriately.

Lanarkshire's diabetic retinopathy service (DRS) units are located at Buchanan Centre in Coatbridge, Wishaw Health Centre, Central Health Centre, Cumbernauld and Central Clinic, Orchard Street in Hamilton.

If you need to contact us about your retinal screening appointment or you have an enquiry or problem relating to retinal screening please phone 0845-3373341 for further information.

Dr David Cromie, DRS co ordinator said, “This service will ensure that people with diabetes have rapid access to consistent, high standard retinal screening services that could save their sight." 

In Scotland everyone over 12 years of age has the opportunity to have their eyes checked every year.

Diabetic Retinopthy Screening (DRS) patient information leaflets are available. There is  an easy read version and is available in other languages. 

For more patient information on diabetes- please go to our Patient Information page.