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.
For full details about this service, visit the government website.
Read the GP2DRS Data Provision Notice