Diabetic retinal screening service
There is an extremely rare possibility of an adverse reaction to the eye drops, this condition is called acute angle glaucoma and requires treatment.
The symptoms to look out for are:-
Continued blurred vision
Red painful eyes
Nausea and vomiting
Do not drive yourself
Drop administered: Tropicamide 1%
James Cook University Hospital – Telephone: 01642 850850
Darlington Memorial Hospital – Telephone: 01325 380100
Diabetic Eye Screening Office – Telephone: 01642 283226
You MUST NOT drive until your vision has returned to normal.
This may take up to four hours after the instillation of eye drops. To do so may invalidate your motor insurance cover.
Results will be issued usually in 2 to 3 weeks with a copy sent to both you and your GP.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.
To ensure we meet your communication needs please inform the Patient Experience Department of any special requirements, for example; braille or large print.
T: 01642 835964
E: [email protected]