A fact sheet that healthcare providers can use with their patients to explain how diabetic retinopathy occurs, when treatment is needed, treatment options for proliferative diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema, and where to find educational materials about diabetic retinopathy.
To assess whether the current starting age of 12 is suitable for diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening and whether diabetes duration should be taken into account when deciding at what age to start screening patients.
Aims: To report on the relationships between age at diagnosis of diabetes, time from registration with the screening programme to first diabetic eye screening and severity of diabetic retinopathy. Methods: Data were extracted from four English screening programmes and from the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish programmes. Time from diagnosis of diabetes to first screening