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Diabetes Services

Diabetes Specialist Eye Nurse 

Sabera Khan - Diabetes specialist eye nurse UHL

The award winning role of the Diabetic Eye Nurse at the University Hospitals of Leicester was established in July 2004 and is exclusive to the Leicester Royal Infirmary.


During the planning of the National Service Frame (NSF) work for diabetes, it was established that there was no dedicated diabetic support for ophthalmic patients. The need to provide a comprehensive service to patients with suspected or proven retinopathy was evident. Thus the role was established.

Who is the Diabetic Eye Nurse or Opthalmic Nurse?

Sabera Khan is an ophthalmic trained nurse with specialisation in diabetes care and works alongside the ophthalmologists in the Eye Department (Diabetic Retinal Clinics) and the Diabetes Team.

What is the Role of the diabetic eye nurse?


  • To be available for advise and support if required with the advantage of being multilingual.

  • To provide expert care, advice and support to patients with Ophthalmic conditions, especially diabetic retinopathy.

  • Role involves providing diabetes care for a population with many risk factors, other than just retinopathy


  • Identify patients with poor diabetic control who are not being followed up and refer to secondary care.


  •  Work collaboratively with lead Diabetologist (Dr Ian Lawrence) and Ophthalmology Team (Mr Sam Wong & Dr James Deane) See our Retinopathy Team


Diabetic Eye Clinics within the Opthalmic Department

Retinal Screening
Every Wednesday and Friday Morning - Contact: 0116 258 5928

Diabetes Laser and Follow Up Clinics
Every Monday morning with Sam Wong & Sabera Khan- Contact: 0116 258 5928

Diabetes Laser and Follow Up clinics & Retinal Screening
Every Tuesday morning Mr Deane, Sam, Mr Choudhuri & Sabera Khan
Contact: 0116 258 5928



Diabetes Eye Care Pathway (PDF 133KB)

Information about the care you will receive in the diabetes Eye clinic  Download Document