News Local Cyprus: 2nd lowest number of cataract surgeries as share of population in...

Cyprus: 2nd lowest number of cataract surgeries as share of population in EU

Cyprus had the second lowest number of cataract surgeries as a proportion of the population in the European Union according to 2017 figures published by Eurostat on Wednesday.

These show that cataract surgery was performed 303 times per 100,000 inhabitants in Cyprus.

Eurostat said cataract surgeries, which means the extraction of the lens from an eye, were conducted 4.7 million times in 2017 across the EU Member States.

In 13 of the Member States, cataract surgeries were performed 1,000 times or more per 100,000 inhabitants, peaking at 1,400 times per 100,000 inhabitants in Portugal (2015 data), followed by 1,300 each in Austria, France, Czechia and Latvia.

By contrast, cataract surgery was performed fewer than 400 times per 100 000 inhabitants in Romania, Cyprus and Ireland.

The source dataset can be found here.

Top Stories

N.Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate John Hume dies

John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died on Monday at the...

Cyprus downgrades Greece to coronavirus category B country-UPDATED

As from Thursday, Greece will be included in category B of countries whose travellers need to provide negative coronavirus tests upon arrival to Cyprus. The...

95 octane petrol and diesel prices up in July

The price of 95 octane petrol and of diesel in Cyprus was on the rise in the month of July, the Cyprus Consumers Association said...

Greek Sakkari was ready to swap racket for track spikes

Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari says she was so desperate for competition during the COVID-19 shutdown that she considered running in the 100m at...

Cypriots used to associate summer holidays with sales

Even though the Mediterranean island has no specific sales period, many Cypriots used to associate summer holidays in other European countries with official sales,...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...