Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

The Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in the Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre.

Their aim is to prevent loss of sight through diabetic retinopathy.

The team is made up of a Clinical Lead, a Programme manager, graders, screeners and admin staff.

Patients with diabetes are invited on a yearly basis to attend a screening clinic, either at your local surgery, or a nearby community hospital.

At these clinics, the team take high resolution, digital photographs of the back of your eye (the retina) which can then be assessed for diabetic retinopathy. These images are looked at independently, by two trained and experienced graders, where they can be compared to previous images, assigned a grade and referred to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) if necessary.

The team aim to send patient their results within three weeks of the screening appointment.

Contact details

The Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Barrack Road

Phone: 01392 403864 or 01392 403820
email: rde-tr.EyeScreening@nhs.net

Last updated: February 28, 2019