Diabetic eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not treated.
Screening is a way of detecting the condition early before you notice any changes to your vision. Diabetic retinopathy doesn’t usually cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages. If retinopathy is detected early enough, treatment can stop it getting worse. Otherwise, by the time symptoms become noticeable, it can be much more difficult to treat. This is why the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was introduced.
Everyone aged 12 and over with diabetes is offered screening once a year
Please inform one of our practice nurses if you have not been screened.