The Diabetic Eye Journal was first published in September 2013, and was the brainchild of the North Central London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, which recognised the need for a wider awareness of diabetic retinopathy amongst the general public, and for a platform for practitioners to share their experience, expertise and research.
Since its inception, the journal has been edited by Iveta Olejkova and Jacqueline Mansell, former chair of BARS, and from issue 2 onwards, the Diabetic Eye Journal became a BARS publication, with Mark Histed, the current BARS chair, joining the editorial team. The DEJ is now produced twice a year, and distributed to all diabetic eye screening programmes and major hospital eye services across the country. Iveta has since become a member of BARS council, and remains the driving force behind the Diabetic Eye Journal as editor, with other members of council assisting with fundraising, proofreading and editorial support.
All previous issues of DEJ are available as PDFs on this website, and from issue 4 onwards, BARS members will receive a hard copy of each journal in the post, free of charge.
We are always on the lookout for interesting articles or case studies for publication in future editions of the Diabetic Eye Journal, so if you have an idea, or have written something you think may be suitable, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org