Prevention of Blindness and Visual Impairment

 

The distribution of blind and visually impaired of all ages in the six WHO Regions is as follows (in millions)


WHO Regions Visual impairment (millions) Blind (millions)

AFR 26.3 5.9
AMR 26.6 3.2
EMR 23.5 4.9
EUR 28.2 2
SEAR 90.5 12
WPR 90.2 10.6

The distribution of V.I. by age group is the following: 0-14 years 7%, 15-49 years 28%, 50 years and older 65%.

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