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.

Bulging Eyes (Exophthalmos)

When an abnormal amount of the eye "white" is exposed, it may be because the eyeball is pushed forward. When this happens, the cause is often a swelling or growth that occurs behind the eye. The eye may feel dry and the patient may have difficulty seeing and may have double vision or blurriness. The eyelid may not close properly.

The most common cause of bulging eyes is Graves' disease, a type of hyperthyroidism (which is an overactive thyroid gland). Other causes may be eye tumors or an eye infection. Other people simply have shallow eye sockets as their normal appearance.