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Subject: Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the small blood vessels in the part of the eye called the retina. These blood vessels can become blocked or leaky, affecting how the retina works. Sometimes abnormal new blood vessels grow, which are weak and can bleed easily. In the early stages,...
As you have diabetes, your GP has arranged foryou to attend the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme. This service is free and is provided aspart of your diabetes care.