Fighting blindness with a Guerrilla: The Guerrilla Eye Service of Pittsburgh


  • Francisco J. Bonilla-Escobar Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. SCISCO Foundation, Cali, Colombia.



Ophthalmology, Primary care, Free-care, Medical Student




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How to Cite

Bonilla-Escobar, F. J. (2017). Fighting blindness with a Guerrilla: The Guerrilla Eye Service of Pittsburgh. International Journal of Medical Students, 5(3), 117–120.

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