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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Japan

In 2020 in Japan, there were an estimated 13 million people with vision loss. Of these, 400,000 people were blind.

Japan

  • GBD Region
    High-income Asia Pacific
  • GBD Super Region
    High-income
  • Population (2020)
    126 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    40,247
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.92 (very high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.30%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    10.40%
  • Proportion who are female
    58%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.06

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

Source: Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model, accessed via the IAPB Vision Atlas
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National indicators for eye health services in Japan

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.

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
1,296,600
1 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
10,198
14 of 176
2013
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
14,439
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
114.1
9 of 191
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
16,171
2020
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
Optometrists per million
127.9
23 of 159
2020
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
10016
2013
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
78
15 of 102
2013
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
Prevalence
2006
VLEG
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
No data
International Vision Health Scorecard
6.9
7 of 15
2020
Global Coalition on Aging
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