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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Eswatini

In 2020 in Eswatini, there were an estimated 150,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 5,700 people were blind.

Eswatini

  • GBD Region
    Southern Sub-Saharan Africa
  • GBD Super Region
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Population (2020)
    1.16 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    3,837
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.61 (medium)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    13.10%
  • Proportion who are female
    58%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.07

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Eswatini, 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 Eswatini

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
1,200
106 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
1,045
115 of 176
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
3
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Ophthalmologists per million
1.6
163 of 191
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of optometrists
12
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Optometrists per million
10.5
74 of 136
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
19
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
17
50 of 102
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
No data
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
ECSAT
2013
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
No
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
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
2022
Ministry of Health or key respondent