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We whole heartedly support the eye screening that is valuable in preventing blindness in diabetics. Please take advantage of this service!
All people with diabetes aged 12 and over should receive regular eye screening as one of their essential free NHS checks and services.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme aims to reduce the risk of sight loss by the early detection and treatment, if needed, of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy ( this occurs when diabetes affects small blood vessels, damaging the part of the eye called the retina. When the blood vessels in the central area of the retina (the macula) are affected, it is known as diabetic maculopathy)
Research has shown that screening could prevent sight loss in more than 400 people
with diabetes per year.
Eye screening is a key part of your diabetes care. If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to sight loss if it’s not treated.
Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age.
However, you may not know that you have diabetic retinopathy as it does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms in the early stages.
Screening is a way of detecting the condition early before you notice any changes to your vision.
RNIB Diabetic Eye Conditions ( Please consider supporting this charity)
If you have missed your eye screening please contact them if you are registered at Queens Bower Surgery on Tel: 0115 9194411
( Diabetic Eye Screening Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust )