National Eye Health Week 2017 and the Threat to Vision Posed
by Diabetic Retinopathy—That the Parliament congratulates Diabetes Scotland and RNIB
Scotland on their campaign to mark National Eye Health Week 2017 by highlighting the threat to
vision posed by diabetic retinopathy for people with all types of diabetes; considers that increasing
rates of diabetes in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency and across Scotland pose longterm
risks to eye health among the population and recognises the costs that this will have for wider
society; welcomes the emphasis given to eye screening in NHS Scotland care plans for people
with diabetes, and believes that everyone with diabetes should recognise the importance of
attending regular eye screening to detect any early symptoms of retinopathy, given that treatment
can save vision.
Published by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body.
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