New eye machine could help reduce diabetes related sight loss in Donegal

A senior eye doctor in Donegal says the campaign to secure an OCT machine for the eye clinic in Letterkenny may help save the sight of people with diabetes.

Complications as a result of diabetes are among of the leading causes of blindness in Ireland, and a specialist screening service has been rolled out to ensure that diabetics have regular eye screening sessions.

Dr. Margaret Morgan runs the screening service in Donegal, and was instrumental in developing the pilot service in the North West. She's now involved in a fundraising campaign to secure funding to buy an OCT machine

She says the machine will help diagnose problems and begin treatment a lot sooner..........