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

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.