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.


Darrell Baskin and I check post-op patients during one of our surgical outreach campaigns in Burundi.  As noted previously, complications from this patient’s first cataract surgery years ago left her with just one eye. This one remaining “good” eye was blind from a cataract for at least two years before she came to us. A 10 minute surgery by John Cropsey reversed her blindness. Here are her first reactions to her restored sight after multiple years of living in darkness.