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New film reminds diabetics about importance of eye check-ups

A new film has been launched by NHS Diabetes and NHS Berkshire West that promotes better eye health for people suffering from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The film, which uses special effects to give an idea of the possible effects of diabetic retinopathy, is being used to persuade people of the importance of having regular eye tests .
The launch of the film, which was funded by NHS Diabetes and shot at Wokingham Community Hospital with real patients and staff, was timed to coincide with the recent National Diabetes Week, offers advice and guidance on diabetic retinopathy .
The condition is known to be brought on by poor blood supply to the retina and which can lead to blurred vision and blind spots, and the film shows someone having a screening check, which is recommended for patients with diabetes to monitor for any developing retinopathy and promote treatment that could prevent severe loss of vision.
Anna Morto, a director at NHS Diabetes, commented “NHS Diabetes is delighted to have been involved in this important project.”
She added “Through this film, NHS Berkshire West is doing a great service to their local population by helping them to understand more about what screening for the condition involves.”

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