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Diabetic retinopathy: description in brief

Information explaining diabetic retinopathy, a disease screened for by the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme.


Your guide to diabetic retinopathy


This publication explains diabetic retinopathy for people who have background retinopathy detected in screening.

You can download and print off an A4 PDF version of this information for people who cannot access the internet.

This information is available in 10 other languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian and Urdu.

Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.

Published 30 January 2015
Last updated 26 November 2020 + show all updates
  1. Translations converted to HTML.

  2. Added HTML version of leaflet.

  3. Updated leaflet with opt-out and use of personal information.

  4. First published.