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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Spain

In 2020 in Spain, there were an estimated 4.8 million people with vision loss. Of these, 250,000 people were blind.

Spain

  • GBD Region
    Western Europe
  • GBD Super Region
    High-income
  • Population (2020)
    46.8 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    29,614
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.89 (very high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.50%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    10.40%
  • Proportion who are female
    56%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    0.96

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).

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Crude prevalence of vision loss in Spain, 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 Spain

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
387,863
8 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
8,307
23 of 176
2018
Eurostat
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
4,865
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
105.5
12 of 191
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
16,551
2020
ECOO
Optometrists per million
354.0
3 of 136
2020
ECOO
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)
Prevalence
2012
VLEG
Eye Care Service Assessment completed?
No data
National eye health resources and plans
National Eye Health Co-ordinator
No data
National Eye Committee
No data
National Eye Health Plan
No data
National Eye Health Plan Start Date
No data
National Eye Health Plan End Date
No data