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Type 2 Pathway - Retinal Screening

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
Tauranga 3142
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.

Last updated : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Next review date : Thursday, July 26,2018

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