CITY CONDITIONS UPDATE: The Wills Eye Hospital building, staff, and patients have been safe during the protests in the City. We will continue to monitor the situation. Friday care will proceed as scheduled at 840 Walnut Street unless conditions change. Please contact your physician if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Congenital Glaucoma

Congenital glaucoma occurs in infants who are born with a malformation in the eye drainage canals. The backup of fluids due to the disease causes increased pressure in the eye. However, congenital glaucoma can be successfully treated with medication and surgery.