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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.

Cataracts – Causes and Symptoms

Causes of Cataracts

Nearly everyone will develop cataracts at some point. Cataract is the term used to describe a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This clouding of the lens is part of the normal aging process. Cataracts most often start to cause a noticeable difference in vision after 60 years of age. However, the formation of a cataract can be accelerated by many other factors besides age. These factors include trauma to the eye, infection, previous eye surgery and certain medications. Rarely, an infant is born with cataracts.

Symptoms of Cataracts

When we are young, the lens of the eye is flexible and clear. It can adjust or accommodate to allow us to see close or far away. At middle age, many people begin to notice difficulty with their reading vision. This is because the lens of the eye has stiffened and is no longer able to accommodate to see up close. As time goes on and the lens becomes cloudy, people may experience difficulty when driving at night due to glare from oncoming headlights. Decreased color perception as well as blurred vision for reading and seeing street signs may be experienced. Difficulty with other activities and a feeling that vision is just “not quite as sharp as it was” may also be symptoms of a cataract.

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