Which Country Has the Most Cataract Surgeries?

Number of Cataract Surgeries ('000), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2014, Germany ranked the highest in number of cataract surgeries with 782 '000 followed by France and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 1.79 '000, Luxembourg with 4.69 '000 and Chile with 6.43 '000.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Cataract Surgeries indicator page.

Number of Cataract Surgeries Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Australia '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 191 200 208 207 217 ...
Austria '000 ... ... ... ... 67.3 74.8 78.1 84.1 90.1
Belgium '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 98.7 103 111 116 117 ...
Canada '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... 342 352 355 367 378 ...
Czech Republic '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 81.5 80.7 88.9 96.7 110
France '000 ... ... ... ... 582 604 642 673 702
Germany '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 138 140 140 744 763
Hungary '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 82.1 86.0 85.3 79.9 91.0 ...
Italy '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 276 248 197 171 155
Poland '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75.6 83.7 105 106 118
South Korea '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 306 338 366 398 428
Spain '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 237 245 256 267 275
Sweden '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 56.8 60.4 67.9 76.3 80.1
Turkey '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 189 245 ...
United Kingdom '000 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 374 395 403 397 393