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Optometry in rural Baja California: A synopsis of visual conditions and suggestions for future clinics

1 May 1989


This paper will describe the optometric portion of the mobile clinic that journeyed to two small Mexican communities in rural Baja California. The data gathered along with information from other studies will be used to make suggestions for improvements of future clinics. This information should be of value to persons planning subsequent clinics. Information contained in this paper Includes 1) Descriptions and history of the mobile clinics. 2) Descriptions of the number and types of visual disorders encountered. 3) Demonstration of the need for such clinics. and 4) Suggestions for the Improvement of such clinics in terms of efficiency and scope.


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