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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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The Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme serves the diabetic population of Dorset. The programme has 45,000 patients with diabetes.
Once patients have been referred to the programme by their General Practice, the programme is responsible for inviting people for and carrying out all aspects of screening, including grading and referring to the Hospital Eye Services as required.