New 'About Diabetic RetinaScreen leaflet' published

(21 Apr 2013)

Diabetic RetinaScreen has published a leaflet 'About Diabetic RetinaScreen' which is available for download here.

This leaflet will be sent with the invitation to participate in the Diabetic RetinaScreen programme and is a good introduction for anyone who would like to learn more about the programme, particularly if they are likely to participate.

Topics covered include:

  • What causes diabetic retinopathy?
  • Why is diabetic retinopathy screening important?
  • How do I get an appointment?
  • What will happen during the eye screening appointment?
  • Practical hints and tips
  • About your result

The leaflet has been approved by NALA, the National Adult Literacy Agency to use its' Plain English mark.

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Diabetic RetinaScreen
Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é Diabetic RetinaScreen Diabetic Retina Screen is part of the National Screening Service
Bosca Oifig Phoist 2 PO Box 2
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55 Freephone 1800 45 45 55
   

Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive in Ireland. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.