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For Patients

Update : Low Risk Screening

Diabetic eye screening intervals extended for people at lowest risk

This information is for people waiting longer than usual for their regular diabetic eye screening (DES) appointment during the restoration of the NHS DES Programme due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Gov.UK are working to restore DES safely while implementing social distancing and personal protective equipment (PPE) COVID-19 requirements.

People at greatest risk of sight loss are being prioritised as services restore.

You are waiting longer than normal for your next screening appointment because you had no diabetic retinopathy detected at your most recent screening tests and are in the lowest risk group.

For full government guidance on the intervals extended for people at lower risk of diabetic retinopathy please click here