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.

Myasthenia Gravis

Patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) typically experience the sensation of having "tired" eyes that appear to become droopy or sleepy-looking as the day progresses. They also report fatigue in their limbs, face and jaw. They may have trouble breathing, talking, chewing or swallowing. MG is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the body seems to turn on itself, producing antibodies to destroy healthy tissue. Women tend to have MG more than men. Many MG patients have eye disorders related to their condition. All of them require a thorough ophthalmologic exam as well as a careful family history because MG seems to run in families. Though there is yet no cure for MG, medications have greatly improved the quality of life for patients. Other treatments, such as plasmapheresis, a technique that aims to clear the excess antibodies from the blood, is also a possibility for some patients.