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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Mauritius

In 2020 in Mauritius, there were an estimated 240,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 8,400 people were blind.

Mauritius

  • GBD Region
    Southeast Asia
  • GBD Super Region
    Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania
  • Population (2020)
    1.27 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    11,204
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.8 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.70%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    18.60%
  • Proportion who are female
    57%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.1

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Mauritius, 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 Mauritius

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)
5,794
83 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
4,604
37 of 176
2016
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
32
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Ophthalmologists per million
25.1
101 of 191
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of optometrists
50
2020
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
Optometrists per million
39.3
62 of 159
2020
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
50
2011
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
40
32 of 102
2011
Ministry of Health or key respondent
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
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
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