Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and it is essential that people with diabetes have regular eye checks to ensure that the early signs of eye damage are spotted quickly.
Diabetic retinopathy involves changes in the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina at the back of the eye, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious vision problems. Within 20 years of diagnosis, nearly everyone with Type 1 diabetes and almost two thirds of people with Type 2 diabetes will have some degree of retinopathy.
As a result, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among UK people of working age.
We hold a diabetic eye screening clinic at the Plowright Surgery every Monday, patients will receive a letter inviting them to attend.
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