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.

Boston Keratoprosthesis – Artificial Corneal Transplant

Indications

In some eyes, a traditional corneal transplant has an extremely low success rate. In these cases, an artificial corneal transplant can often be performed. There are several types of artificial corneal transplants. The Boston keratoprosthesis is the most common one used at Wills Eye Hospital.

Procedure

The Boston keratoprosthesis has a plastic center attached to a human donor cornea, which is sutured into the patient’s eye. Advantages include no graft rejection and often excellent vision. Disadvantages include a relatively short track record, need to use antibiotic drops and a soft contact lens for life and worsening glaucoma. Boston keratoprosthesis surgery is performed using local or general anesthesia in the operating room.

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