Welcome To Medical Imaging
This website is designed to inform and promote awareness about diabetic retinopathy and the process of retinal eye screening provided for diabetic patients.
Diabetes now affects over 4% of the UK's population, and this number is set to increase over the next decade.
Screening works! For the first time in over 50 years diabetic eye disease is no longer the leading cause of blindness in adults of a working age. We still want to reduce the number of people going blind with diabetic retinopathy. It can cause damage to the small blood vessels on the back of the eye called the retina. These changes are called diabetic retinopathy, and they don't normally cause any problems to your sight untill the later stages of the disease. By having your eye's screened every year, we can pick up these changes, in the early stages when treatment can be much more effective.