Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Diabetic RetinaScreen is temporarily been paused in line with the HSE's measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are continuing to review this decision and are providing updates on the programme website. We will be in touch when screening is set to resume.

Our commitment to you, our service users, and to your safety will continue to be our principal concern at this time.

If you are worried about symptoms, or have any other queries, please contact Global Vision on 1800 30 36 33, opening are 9am - 5pm or Northgate on 1800 99 29 68, opening hours are 9am - 5pm. Freephone information line: 1800 45 45 55

Diabetic Retinopathy Video Launched

(23 Aug 2016)

Wednesday 10th August 2016 marked the launch of an animated 3D video which focuses on the development of Diabetic Retinopathy and the complications associated with the condition. The video also highlights the importance of early detection and diagnoses to ensure those effected receive immediate and appropriate treatment. Diabetic Retinopathy screening plays a key role in the early detection of the condition. Diabetic RetinaScreen offers regular eye screening to people with diagnosed diabetes, aged 12 years and over, who are registered with the programme. Learn more at



Diabetic Retinopathy (DRS) from Sean Kirwan on Vimeo. This 3D animated video was created by Sean Kirwan, Medical Scientist, during a Knowledge Exchange Dissemination Scheme (KEDS) with University College Dublin and ICON Firecrest, funded by the Health Research Board. Lead Pharmacologist was Sean Kirwan and 3D Graphic Designers included Carlos Tena and Tomás O'Sullivan of ICON Firecrest. Support Pharmacologist was Dr Paul Halley of ICON Firecrest. Dr Breandán Kennedy (UCD) and Dr Rosemarie Carew (ICON Firecrest) were project supervisors.


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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.