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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Costa Rica

In 2020 in Costa Rica, there were an estimated 690,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 26,000 people were blind.

Costa Rica

  • GBD Region
    Central Latin America
  • GBD Super Region
    Latin America and Caribbean
  • Population (2020)
    5.09 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    12,238
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.79 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    14.50%
  • Proportion who are female
    57%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.14

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Costa Rica, China, United States of America, 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 Costa Rica

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
13,729
61 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
2,950
49 of 176
2013
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
150
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
31.2
92 of 191
2015
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)
RAAB
2019
Online search
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
No data
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Committee
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
No data
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
No data
Ministry of Health or key respondent