Strengthening the primary care response to diabetes: A comprehensive early detection programme of vision impairment among people with diabetes in Andalusia, Spain (2018)




In 2004, a programme for early detection of diabetic retinopathy was introduced within the comprehensive plan for diabetes in Andalusia. The region has 8.4 million inhabitants and an estimated rate of diabetes mellitus of about 12%. Currently, 424 648 patients have participated in the programme, with 753 523 retinographies performed, reaching 95% of the target population. The programme enhances the participation of primary health care professionals and the use of digital solutions.