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Table 1 Comparison of eye care personnel working in Varamin District and the Vision 2020 recommendation

From: “Planning eye health services in Varamin district, Iran: a cross-sectional study”

  Number Vision 2020 target Number needed* Deficit (n) Need met (%)
Ophthalmologist 8** 1:100,000 5 0 160%
Optometrist 5 1:50,000 10 5 50%
Ophthalmic nurses 2 1:25,000 20 18 10%
Community Eye Worker 0 1:10,000 50 50 0%
  1. *The numbers are calculated for the Varamin district with an approximate population of 500,000.
  2. **Full time equivalent ophthalmologist.