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Diabetic retinopathy is caused when diabetes affects the small blood vessels in the retina, the part of the eye that acts rather like a film in a camera.Read more →
Screening is an effective way of detecting diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible.
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Essex was formed from the East Anglia DESP, South East Essex DESP and South West & West Essex DESP in April 2016.
For patients referred to the programme by their General Practice, we are responsible for inviting, screening, grading & referring to the Hospital Eye Services as required.
The Programme engages a team of qualified Retinal Screeners to support the service.