The latest data shows that diabetic eye screening graders are very good at correctly identifying cases with referable disease, and classifying those cases with no referable disease as not requiring referral.
National Grading Lead, NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
We have been doing a lot of work to improve the quality and consistency of grading in the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
Expert graders are central to the success of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) Programme. They study the digital photographs taken at screening clinics to assess if patients need to remain in routine screening or be referred for closer monitoring …
Our success in diabetic eye screening depends on our ability to accurately grade the retinal images we capture at screening clinics.