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Screening is the process of identifying people who appear healthy, but who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. It's different to diagnosis and there will always be some false positive and false negative results.
CQRS will be managed by the NHS Commissioning Support Units from 1 November 2020
Evidence shows that early identification and treatment of diabetic eye disease could reduce sight loss. The main treatment for diabetic retinopathy is laser surgery. The eligible population for diabetic eye screening are people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes aged 12 or over. Those already under the care of an ophthalmology specialist for the condition are not invited for screening. The programme offers pregnant women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes additional tests because of the risk of developing retinopathy.