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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Philippines

In 2020 in Philippines, there were an estimated 12 million people with vision loss. Of these, 500,000 people were blind.

Philippines

  • GBD Region
    Southeast Asia
  • GBD Super Region
    Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Oceania
  • Population (2020)
    110 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    3,485
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.71 (high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    10.90%
  • Proportion who are female
    55%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.09

Breakdown of vision loss chart

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  • Cause: look at how different eye conditions cause vision loss (at GBD Super Region and GBD Region level only).

You can then select the location, year, vision loss measure, age and gender to explore vision loss predicted by the VLEG/GBD 2020 model.

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Philippines, 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 Philippines

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
37.2%
9 of 20
2006
Ramke et al., 2017
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
111,544
21 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
1,032
117 of 176
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
1,632
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Ophthalmologists per million
15.2
115 of 191
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
No. of optometrists
5,500
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Optometrists per million
50.9
42 of 136
2019
Ministry of Health or key respondent
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
2018
Ministry of Health or key respondent
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
ECSAT
2019
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
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan
Yes
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
2018
Ministry of Health or key respondent
National Eye Health Plan End Date
2022
Ministry of Health or key respondent