Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. Retinopathy is caused by high blood sugars damaging the blood vessels on the retina - a layer at the back of the eye that contains cells sensitive to light.
Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age, and most sight loss due to diabetes can be prevented if patients get treatment at the right time. Diabetic retinopathy doesn't usually cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages, so screening is a way of detecting the condition before any changes to vision happen.
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Diabetic eye screening progamme guidance
Take a look at the pioneering history of diabetic eye screening and how it formed the basis of the introduction of screening and early detection of diabetic eye diseases throughout the UK.
To read the history of the Liverpool Diabetic Eye Screening service click here