Diabetic Eye Screening

Eye screening is a key part of diabetes care, and all diabetic patients aged 12 years or older, should have a specialist diabetic eye screening test every year due to the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy which can severely affect their sight.

Screening can detect the condition early and before any changes to the vision are noted by the patient and where needed the patient can be referred into hospital eye services for treatment. Early treatment can prevent severe sight loss.

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Diabetic Eye Screening

The BLMK Diabetic Eye Screening Programme provides NHS specialist diabetic eye screening across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK). This service is delivered by Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Milton Keynes University Hospital and conducts a quality assured screening at 20 locations across BLMK.

For more information about the BLMK Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, visit their website: https://www.blmkdiabeticeyescreening.nhs.uk/

Contact the BLMK Diabetic Eye Screening Team

  • For Bedfordshire & Luton call: 01234 795861
  • For Milton Keynes call: 01908 996536

Buckinghamshire Diabetic Eye Screening

At present, Diabetic Eye Screening for patients living in Buckinghamshire is provided by Milton Keynes University Hospital. Patients who live in Buckinghamshire will be invited to attend a screening appointment at either Milton Keynes University Hospital or a venue in Buckinghamshire, according to their preference. Patients who have previously attended MKUH for their screening appointment do not need to do anything differently. The screening programme will contact you with more information.

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Last Modified: 12:26pm 16/05/2024