THE future of treatments used to help prevent blindness in people suffering from diabetes will be discussed at a health meeting in Kidderminster.

The Wyre Forest branch of charity Diabetes UK will host its general meeting at 7.30pm next Wednesday, March 19, in the Education Centre at Kidderminster Hospital's treatment centre.

Guest speaker Mark Histed, quality, performance and development manager at Medical Imaging UK, will discuss the present and future of diabetic eye screening - a treatment which can detect changes which can cause damage to the retina in people with diabetes and cause blindness.

Specialist nurses will be on hand to offer advice and car parking will be free to those attending who are asked to put a note in their windscreen to say they are at the meeting.

Diabetes UK Wyre Forest branch is also looking for people to help sponsor children to go on a trip to the Pioneer Centre in Cleobury Mortimer, a specialist venue for outdoor activities. To help or for more information, call Fred Holland on 01562 68649.