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Diabetic retinopathy is caused when diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina, the part of the eye that acts rather like a film in a camera.Read more →
Screening is an effective way of detecting diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible.
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The Greater Manchester North Diabetic Eye Screening Programme serves almost 80,000 patients with diabetes across Wigan, Bolton, Bury, Rochdale and Oldham localities.
Once patients have been referred to the programme by their General Practice, we are responsible for inviting people for and carrying out all aspects of screening, including grading and referring to the Hospital Eye Services as required.
On the Government website are all the diabetic eye screening national leaflets for your information: