Country Statistics

Human development index value:0.933
National Prevention of Blindness Committee active:Yes
National Eye Health Plan Developed:Yes (Implementation plan in development)
Cataract surgical rate:8,000
Number of ophthalmologists:895
Blindness prevalence:1.2% of those over 55 (2005 estimate)
Main causes of blindness:Macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, refractive error
Total expenditure on health as percentage of total government expenditure:17.2
Diabetes prevalence:10%
Improved drinking water coverage:100
Improved sanitation coverage:100
Endemic areas for trachoma:Yes (in remote areas, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands populations)
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