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Diabetic Eye Screening

Coronavirus information - screening appointments suspended

North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening programme has suspended all screening appointments for the coming weeks in response to the coronavirus.  If you are experiencing new and recent visual symptom that you are worried about, please contact us during office hours Monday to Friday on 01904 726640 or contact your own optician.

There is no need to telephone us about future appointments as we will make contact with you once we are in a position to offer screening again.

If you have had a recent appointment with us, and are experiencing any pain or severe discomfort in or over your eyes please contact your local hospital accident and emergency department:

  • York: 01904 726588
  • Harrogate: 01423 553300
  • Scarborough: 01723 342145
  • Northallerton: 01609 763334
  • Leeds: 01132 432799

Please contact the unit nearest to you.  Explain you have had Tropicamide 1% eye drops at your retinal screening appointment and that you have pain or severe discomfort in your eyes.  If you had two lots of drops at your appointment, also inform A&E that you had Phenylephrine 2.5% eye drops.

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To find the ansers to the service's most frequently asked questions pleae follow the link to our Diabetic Eye Screening FAQ's page. 

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Please contact us on 01904 726640 for all appointments and general enquiries.

We have an answer machine to take messages for calls outside office hours.

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Coronavirus - useful information

The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at  Information about our local services can be found on this website here.

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here.

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