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Inequality in Vision Loss


64% of all people with vision loss live in South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia & Oceania

The GBD super regions Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania and South Asia are home to 52% of the world’s population, yet have 64% of the global burden of vision loss. Conversely, the High income region has 14% of the global population, yet is home to only 7% of the global burden of people who are vision impaired.

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Chart description: The population (all ages) for the GBD super regions South Asia and Southeast Asia, East Asia and Oceania, in 2020. The proportion of the global population in each region is also shown, along with the proportion of the total burden of all four categories of vision loss in each region. All ages, males and females.

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