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North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening 

What is this service?

Diabetic eye screening is a key part of diabetes care. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of sight loss in people of working age

Screening reduces the risk of sight loss by detecting sight threatening changes that you don’t notice, and this is why attending screening is so important

Often people with sight threatening retinopathy have no visual symptoms, and by the time the symptoms of retinopathy become noticeable, it can be much more difficult to treat.

North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NYDESP) has been successfully offering eye screening for people with diabetes in the region since 2008 and the programme now looks after over 44,000 people.

Where is this service?

Acomb Garth Community Care Centre

Who is it for?

All people diagnosed with diabetes

Who provides this service

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

When is this service provided?

Monday to Friday

How to access the service

If you are diagnosed with diabetes your GP will automatically refer you to the screening service.

How to find out more

 

https://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/our-services/a-z-of-services/diabetic-eye-screening/

Please contact us on 01904 726640 if you:

  • have recently been diagnosed with diabetes and haven’t had an appointment
  • think you are due your annual screening now but don’t have an appointment
  • have any queries about your appointment or anything related to diabetic eye screening
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