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Scotland to start screening programme for diabetic retinopathy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.871/b (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:871
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Scotland is planning to introduce what is said to be the world's first national screening programme for diabetic retinopathy, to help prevent a condition that can damage eyes and lead to blindness.

    The Health Technology Board for Scotland has produced recommendations on how the programme should be organised, and an implementation group has been set up to work with Scottish health boards on its introduction. The …

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