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Number of people affected by select eye conditions worldwide 2019

It is estimated that in 2020 around 76 million people worldwide aged 40 to 80 years will be affected by glaucoma. This statistic shows the number of people worldwide affected by select eye conditions that can cause vision impairment as of 2019.

Number of people worldwide affected by select eye conditions that can cause vision impairment as of 2019

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* People of all ages with myopia in 2020.
** People (40 to 80 years of age) with glaucoma in 2020.
*** People of all ages with trachomatous trichiasis in 2019.
^ Adults with diabetic retinopathy was calculated by applying the global prevalence of any diabetic retinopathy (34.6%) reported by Yau et al. [2012] to the estimated global number of adults aged over 18 years of age with diabetes in 2014 (422 million) that was reported in the WHO Global Report on Diabetes, 2016.
^^ People aged 30 to 97 years with age-related macular degeneration in 2020.

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