TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Amniotic Membrane Transplantation (AMT)

Indications

Certain abnormalities of the cornea and conjunctiva that aren’t healing well such as persistent epithelial defect, painful corneal edema, corneal melting, post-infection corneal inflammation. AM can also be used to cover conjunctival defects such as those from pterygium surgery, conjunctival tumor excision, conjunctival scarring excision, stem cell transplantation.
 

Procedure

Amniotic membrane tissue can be glued or sutured to the corneal or conjunctival surface. Amniotic membrane tissue is commercially available for such procedures, which are generally performed in the operating room under topical or local anesthesia.

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