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.

Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma is a cancer on the surface of the eye and is usually found in older Caucasian (white skinned) patients. It appears as a white or yellow-pink nodule on the eye surface in the front of the eye where it can easily be seen. Some believe that excessive exposure to sunlight from outdoor activities like sunbathing, golfing, fishing, and other sports can lead to this tumor. Large dilated red blood vessels leading to the tumor on the eye might also be visible.

Squamous cell carcinoma is locally invasive so it could invade and destroy the eye. This cancer rarely spreads to distant sites and most people are cured of this cancer with appropriate treatment. The recommended management depends on the size and extent of the cancer. Sometimes it is surgically removed by complete excision in the operating room. Occasionally a tissue graft (amniotic membrane transplant) is necessary to cover the hole where the tumor was removed. Sometimes this cancer can be treated with special chemotherapy eyedrops that are used for a few weeks or up to one year. Sometimes injection of chemotherapy cures the cancer. An experienced doctor should make the decision regarding the method of treatment

Conjunctival Squamous Cell Carcinoma Photos

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