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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 North West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme was formed on the 1st November 2015. It serves the diabetic population of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster. The programme looks after over 140,000 patients with diabetes.
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 large team of qualified Screeners & a small number of community optometrists contracted to assist.