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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Bosnia and Herzegovina

In 2020 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, there were an estimated 570,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 10,000 people were blind.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • GBD Region
    Central Europe
  • GBD Super Region
    Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
  • Population (2020)
    3.28 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.77 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
  • All vision loss (crude)
  • Proportion who are female
  • Gender ratio (age-std)

Breakdown of vision loss chart

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Crude prevalence of vision loss, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

Source: Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model, accessed via the IAPB Vision Atlas

National indicators for eye health services in Bosnia and Herzegovina

IAPB has collected key national indicator data on an annual basis since 2008.

Data sources include Ministry of Health staff or other key respondents, as well as published data. Data have not been received for all countries, or all indicators. The “Year Last Reported” column shows the most recent data received, and “No data” indicates no data available to IAPB in any year since 2008.

More information on data sources and limitations is available on the National indicators page.

Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
No data
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
110 of 176
Wang et al., 2016
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
54 of 191
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
No data
Optometrists per million
No data
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
No data
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
No data
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
No data
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
No data
International Vision Health Scorecard
No data
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
No data
National Eye Committee
No data
National Eye Health Plan
No data
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
No data
National Eye Health Plan End Date
No data