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GBD Super Region Map & Estimates of Vision Loss

Global vision loss by GBD super region

Two GBD super regions (Southeast Asia, East Asia & Oceania and South Asia) have the highest overall prevalence of vision loss, as shown in the following chart.

The same two GBD super regions (Southeast Asia East Asia and Oceania and South Asia) are home to the greatest number of people who have vision loss. These two regions are also home to 52% of the global population.

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Crude prevalence of vision loss by GBD Super Region, 2020

(all ages, males & females)

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

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