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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Maldives

In 2020 in Maldives, there were an estimated 52,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 1,200 people were blind.

Maldives

  • GBD Region
    Southeast Asia
  • GBD Super Region
    Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania
  • Population (2020)
    541,000
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    10,791
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.72 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.30%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    10.80%
  • Proportion who are female
    47%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.09

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Maldives, 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 Maldives

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
497
111 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
1,441
99 of 176
2014
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
45
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Ophthalmologists per million
52.2
57 of 191
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of optometrists
15
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Optometrists per million
28.3
54 of 136
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
20
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
44
29 of 102
2015
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Data and assessments
Eye health prevalence data survey completed (since 1987)
RAAB
2016
RAAB Repository
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
ECSAT
2017
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Committee
Yes
National Eye Health Plan
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
2010
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
2020
Ministry of Health or key respondent