Diabetic eye clinics
Diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease) is the most common cause of blindness in the UK working population. We receive referrals from the retinal screening team, GPs and optometrists. Our team of experts can assess you and provide a variety of treatments including scans, drops, lasers and injections.
Find out more about diabetic retinopathy on the Diabetes UK website.
We try to access and treat you on the same day whenever we can.
If you come to this clinic, you will need eyedrops to let us examine the back of your eye. Do not drive yourself to the hospital as the eyedrops dilate your pupils and blur your vision for a few hours. You will not be able to drive home.
We might also give you a fluorescein angioscan. This involves a small amount of special dye being injected into your arm. This travels through your bloodstream to your eye, and we will take photographs of your retina. You may feel a little sick and may be a bit dazzled afterwards, but otherwise there are no other side effects.
Call us on 023 8120 6754 between 8am and 5pm.
Southampton eye unit