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.

Diamond Burr Polishing of Bowman’s Membrane


Certain abnormalities involving the front layer of the cornea can be treated with a diamond burr polishing procedure. Disorders such as recurrent corneal erosions and epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (also known as anterior basement membrane dystrophy and map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy) are often successfully managed with a diamond burr polishing procedure.


Diamond burr polishing is performed in our office using anesthetic drops.The surface layer of the cornea is removed with a surgical sponge and blade. The diamond-dusted burr is then used to smooth the corneal surface. While the procedure is not painful, when the anesthetic drops wear off, there is moderate pain. Patients are treated with a bandage soft contact lens or pressure patching plus topical antibiotics. They are followed every few days until the epithelial defect (corneal scratch) heals. It is performed in the office using topical anesthesia.

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