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.

Neovascular Glaucoma

Problems with circulation of the eye affect its blood flow. Circulatory problems occur more commonly in people with diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis. When the eye is starved of blood, it calls out for more nutrients and oxygen. In response to this call, new blood vessels sometimes grow inside the eye. This process of new blood vessel growth is called neovascularization. The new blood vessels may grow in places that are undesirable. One of the common locations for neovascularization is in the anterior chamber angle where they may cause scar formation that blocks outflow of fluid through the eye’s drainage apparatus. This leads to high intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage from glaucoma. This type of secondary glaucoma is called neovascular glaucoma. 

 

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