300 Million

Number of People (Millions)
Permanent Vision Loss Correctable Vision Loss Total
Vision Loss Due to Eye Disease
Blind No light perception 7 7
Blind Vision from <3/60 to light perception in the better eye 15 15 30
Visually impaired Vision from <6/18 to 3/60 in the better eye 62 62 134
Subtotal 84 77 161
Vision Loss Due to Distance Refractive Error
Blind Vision from <3/60 to light perception in the better eye 8 8
Visually impaired Vision from <6/18 to 3/60 in the better eye 145 145
Subtotal 153 153
Vision Loss Due to Near Refractive Error
Visually impaired Near vision equivalent to <6/18 in the better eye >150 >150
Subtotal >150 >150
Total 84 >380 >464

Source: Holden, BA | Community Eye Health Journal | Vol 20 ISSUE 63 | SEPTEMBER 2007


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