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.

Fluorescein Angiography

Fluorescein Angiography is a commonly used, office-based diagnostic test that can aid in determining the extent of macular degeneration and help distinguish between the dry and wet forms of the condition. Fluorescein angiography is performed by injecting sodium fluorescein dye into a peripheral vein with a small needle. This dye then goes through the blood vessels of the body and eyes. Choroidal neovasculation in the macula can be visualized as a leaking blood vessel complex under the retina. It is regarded as a safe test, but people should expect some yellowish skin discoloration and orange urine. Most people have no difficulty with this testing, although a low percentage of people will experience some nausea. Any angiogram test, however, can be associated with allergic or even more severe reactions, and therefore, this test is typically reserved for people in whom wet AMD is noted or suspected.

Fluorescein Angiography Photos