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The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NDESP) aims to reduce the risk of sight loss among people with diabetes by the early detection and treatment, if needed, of sight-threatening retinopathy. More than 80 local programmes deliver screening across England.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme aims to provide a systematic and cost-effective screening programme that provides those people who have developed serious retinopathy with appropriate treatment, such as laser surgery. It also gives people with diabetes and their GPs information about very early changes in their eyes so they can take preventative action to stop serious retinopathy developing.
All people aged 12 and over with diabetes (type 1 and 2) are offered annual screening appointments.
People with diabetes should be routinely invited for annual screening