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Framework for the Development of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme for Ireland

Creator:

Irish College of Opthalmologists and Health Service Executive

Subject Keywords: QUALITY OF LIFE, SCREENING, DIABETES
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Diabetes
Chronic Conditions
Type: Framework
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

In 2007 the HSE set up the Expert Advisory Group on Diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy screening was immediately identified as a priority service in need of development by the Expert Advisory Group. The Expert Advisory Group set up a sub group called the “National Retinopathy Screening Committee” to develop the plan for a national screening service. This framework document describes the blueprint for the national programme. Diabetes is a common chronic disease which is getting more prevalent, over 140,000 adults in Ireland suffer from diabetes. One of the serious complications of diabetes is retinopathy, which can lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working age individuals. Diabetic retinopathy is preventable by early detection and appropriate treatment.

Date:

01/10/2008

Rights: © Irish College of Opthalmologists and Health Service Executive
Suggested citation:

Irish College of Opthalmologists and Health Service Executive. (2008) Framework for the Development of a Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme for Ireland [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/4585 [Accessed: 23rd July 2019].

  

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