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Changes to Diabetic Eye Screening

From October 2020, there will be two changes to the Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) programme:

  • Revised screening intervals:¬†people with diabetes who are at low risk of sight loss will be screened for diabetic retinopathy every two years, instead of every year.
  • Incorporation of OCT into the DES programme: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) will be formally incorporated into the DES programme and will generally be delivered by DES teams instead of requiring referral to ophthalmology (date tbc).¬†

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Last Updated: 04 March 2021