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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Seychelles

In 2020 in Seychelles, there were an estimated 16,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 568 people were blind.

Seychelles

  • GBD Region
    Southeast Asia
  • GBD Super Region
    Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania
  • Population (2020)
    98,300
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    17,402
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.8 (very high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.60%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    15.40%
  • Proportion who are female
    55%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.1

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Seychelles, 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 Seychelles

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)
No data
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
4,912
36 of 176
2006
Wang et al., 2016
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
4
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
41.5
74 of 191
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
13
2019
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
Optometrists per million
132.2
22 of 159
2019
WCO/AVRI/BHVI
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
5
2017
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
52
26 of 102
2017
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