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.

Juvenile Glaucoma

When glaucoma develops in children between the ages of four and ten, this is called late congenital  or developmental glaucoma. Juvenile primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) occurs in young people who develop glaucoma between age ten and 35. Most of these individuals have moderate-to-high myopia (nearsightedness). This condition is rare and strongly related to genetics. In fact, POAG is known to be autosomal dominant, which means that only one copy of the gene responsible for POAG is needed to cause the disease. As a result, half of the children of an affected parent will have POAG. Because of this strong genetic link, research is underway to learn more about this gene in order to better treat and possibly prevent this condition.