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Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

are the ben­e­fits and risks to hav­ing di­a­betic retinopa­thy screen­ings car­ried out? with any test, there are ben­e­fits and risks in­volved in di­a­betic retinopa­thy screen­ing (DRS). It’s im­por­tant you’re aware of these be­fore ac­cept­ing a screen­ing in­vi­ta­tion. DRS can re­duce your risk of de­vel­op­ing di­a­betic retinopa­thy by find­ing the con­di­tion be­fore you no­tice any changes to your sight. If caught early, treat­ment is ef­fec­tive at re­duc­ing or pre­vent­ing dam­age to your sight. If left un­treated, di­a­betic retinopa­thy is the most com­mon cause of sight loss in peo­ple of work­ing age.

There can be some side-ef­fects if eye drops are used dur­ing the test. Your eyes may sting briefly and are likely to be­come sen­si­tive to bright light, so bring sunglasses to wear af­ter­ward.

You may also have blurred vi­sion, so ar­range an­other way to get home af­ter your ap­point­ment rather than driv­ing your­self.

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