The English national screening programme for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of the national screening programme is to reduce the risk of sight loss among people with diabetes due to diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: Offering two-field mydriatic digital photographic screening to all people with diabetes in England over the age of 12 years. STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT: The programme is in its infancy, receiving the first year's annual reports from approximately 96 screening programmes, each of which have developed to offer screening to a mini...Expand abstract
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