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.

Excessive Tearing

Eyes that continually water may be making too many tears or can have damage to the lacrimal drainage system, the part of the eye that is responsible for collecting and draining tears. Normally, our eyes have a baseline level of moisture and tear when we cry or when we are exposed to certain smells (like onions) or irritations (like wind & allergies). However, the ducts that make up the lacrimal drainage system can sometimes become blocked. This may be caused by an injury, infection or most commonly in females, aging. Most commonly this only manifests as tearing but an infection can also result. Evaluation of chronic tearing should include evaluation of the tear drain.