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Diabetic RetinaScreen

Diabetic RetinaScreen is Ireland’s free diabetic eye screening programme. We check for eye problems by screening people who have diabetes and are at risk of retinopathy.

What we do

We strive to reduce the number of people who have diabetes who experience sight damage or loss due to retinopathy.

Here is some of the work we do:

  • Eye screening at appropriate intervals for people who are age 12 or older and have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
  • Quick referrals for anyone who needs further diagnostic tests.
  • Making Diabetic RetinaScreen services accessible to all, for example providing longer or group appointments, and information in braille and international languages.

An estimated 225,000 people in Ireland have diabetes. Approximately 1 in 20, or 12,000 of those people risk developing vision loss due to eye problems known as retinopathy.

Diabetic retina screening information for the public - on


Diabetic retina screening

Programme manager

Helen Kavanagh

Clinical director

Professor David Keegan


Freephone: 1800 45 45 55

King's Inns House,

200 Parnell Street,

Dublin 1,

D01 A3Y8