South Africa

GBD super region:   Sub-Saharan Africa
GBD region:   Southern Sub-Saharan Africa
Population:   59,308,690
Year Last Reported
No. of ophthalmologists
280 2015
Ophthalmologists per million
5.1 2015
No. of optometrists
3,889 2019
Optometrists per million
65.6 2019
No. of allied ophthalmic personnel
139 2014
Allied ophthalmic personnel per million
3 2014

Indicator data provided by the International Agency for The Prevention of Blindness. Visit the IAPB Vision Atlas for more information about eye health in South Africa.

Surveys in this country

Year End
RAAB Version
DR module
Sample Size
Western Cape Cape Town 2010 RAAB5 Yes 3100 View
North West - 2010 RAAB5 No 2235 View
Eastern Cape - 2009 RAAB5 No - View
KwaZulu-Natal Durban 2009 RAAB5 No 1650 View