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GBD Region Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Southern Latin America

In 2020 in Southern Latin America, there were an estimated 4.1 million people with vision loss. Of these, 160,000 people were blind.

Southern Latin America

  • Number of countries
    3
  • Population (2020)
    68 million
  • Blindness (crude)
    0.20%
  • All vision loss (crude)
    6.00%
  • Proportion who are female
    56%
  • Gender ratio (age-std)
    1.05

Breakdown of vision loss chart

If you would like to explore these data in different ways, you can select:

  • Location: compare up to three different GBD Regions.
  • Time: look at trends in the data between 1990 and 2020.
  • Age: look at vision loss in 10 year intervals from 50 to 90+.
  • Cause: look at how different eye conditions cause distance vision loss. Cause data default to adults 50+ as most data is from this group.

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 Southern Latin America, South Asia, North Africa and Middle East, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

Source: Data from VLEG/GBD 2020 model, accessed via the IAPB Vision Atlas
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