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Country Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Switzerland

In 2020 in Switzerland, there were an estimated 550,000 people with vision loss. Of these, 20,000 people were blind.

Switzerland

  • GBD Region
    Western Europe
  • GBD Super Region
    High-income
  • Population (2020)
    8.65 million
  • GDP per capita ($US, 2019)
    81,994
  • Human Development Index (HDI) (2019)
    0.95 (very high)
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.20%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    6.30%
  • Proportion who are female
    56%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.05

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 Switzerland, 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 Switzerland

Indicator
Data
Rank
Year Last Reported
Data Source
Cataract surgical service delivery
Effective cataract surgical coverage (eCSC)
No data
Cataract surgeries performed (annual)
34,493
43 of 120
Cataract surgical rate (CSR) (per million)
4,046
40 of 176
2018
Eurostat
Number of eye care personnel by cadre
No. of ophthalmologists
830
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
Ophthalmologists per million
100.0
15 of 191
2015
Resnikoff et al., 2020
No. of optometrists
1,272
2020
ECOO
Optometrists per million
147.0
20 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)
No data
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