Key Facts About Blindness and Vision Impairment (infographic)

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Key Facts About Blindness and Vision Impairment -  Zoomax

Summary

Some numbers and facts about vision loss from World Health Organization and Vision Atlas.

1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment globally.

With regards to distance vision:

  • 188.5 million people have mild vision impairment
  • 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment
  • 36 million people are blind

With regards to distance vision:

  • 826 million people live with a near vision impairment

Most visually impaired people are 50 years of age and older.

80% of all vision impairment is considered avoidable.

Top 5 leading causes of visual impairment are:

  • Uncorrected Refractive Error: 48.99%
  • Cataract: 25.81%
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 4.10%
  • Glaucoma: 2.78%
  • Corneal Opacity: 1.65%

Source:

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/blindness-and-visual-impairment

http://atlas.iapb.org/global-burden-visionimpairment/gbvi-global-cause-estimates/