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.

Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid

Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP) is a rare ocular surface disease usually due to an autoimmune reaction of the patient’s body to the cells in the conjunctiva and eventually the cornea. It often begins with the feeling of dryness and irritation. Over months or years, the symptoms can worsen and vision can be affected. The diagnosis is usually made during an office examination and can sometimes be confirmed by a small biopsy of the conjunctiva. Treatment of OCP generally involves eye lubrication and oral anti-inflammatory medications. OCP can often be controlled with treatment but some patients get progressively worse despite aggressive management.