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Diabetic Eye Screening and COVID-19
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Diabetic Eye Screening and COVID-19

The Northern Ireland Diabetic Eye Screening Programme has restarted, but in order to help the programme be safe and still identify those most at risk of sight loss invitations will be prioritised based on your previous eye screening result.

There are two phases of prioritisation , based on who is most at risk of sight loss:

Phase one –

Phase two –

What if I notice changes to my eyesight?

If sudden changes, total sight loss, severe pain or trauma to your eye(s) then you should contact your nearest hospital eye casualty as soon as possible.

If gradual changes or your are concerned, your optometrist can offer advice, treatments, or signposting to appropriate service.

The NI Primary Eyecare Assessment and Referral Service (NI PEARS) offers appointments and advice at no charge.

More information and a list of participating optometry practices can be found at www.hscboard.hscni.net/eyes

What should I do?

For further information visit – pha.site/diabeticeye