Any patient presenting with sudden loss of vision must be referred urgently to the ophthalmologist on-call
All patients with type 2 diabetes should be referred for retinal screening from diagnosis.
Referrals marked For Diabetes Retinal Screening Programme should be sent to:
Referral Receipt Centre
Private Bag 12024
Fax: 07 578 9571
As well as normal referral information including medication history and co-morbidities, referrals must contain ethnicity data.
Where no diabetic eye disease is found people with type 2 diabetes will be recalled for screening every two years. Where disease is found earlier recall +/- treatment will be organised.
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