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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

In 2020 in Iran (Islamic Republic of), there were an estimated 8.2 million people with vision loss. Of these, 640,000 people were blind.

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

  • GBD Region
    North Africa and Middle East
  • GBD Super Region
    North Africa and Middle East
  • Population (2020)
    84 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    no data
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.8 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.80%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    9.70%
  • Proportion who are female
    53%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.11

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Iran (Islamic Republic of), 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 Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
75.7%
1 of 20
2009
Ramke et al., 2017
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
No data
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
6,328
32 of 176
2010
Wang et al., 2016
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
1,700
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
21.5
108 of 191
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
1,970
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Optometrists per million
25.1
55 of 136
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
9000
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
115
7 of 102
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
Prevalence, RAAB
2019
VLEG, Online search
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
ECSAT
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
No data
National Eye Committee
No data
National Eye Health Plan
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
2020
Ministry of Health or key respondent