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.

Other Types of Cataracts

There are other kinds of cataracts not related to the aging process. Traumatic cataracts develop as a result of an eye injury. Others can develop from metabolic blood disorders, eye infections and inflammations and certain types of medications. 

Another type, called congenital cataract, occurs at birth, particularly if the mother has had rubella (German measles) during pregnancy. A nuclear cataract occurs in the center of the lens. 

Research continues to look for ways to prevent cataracts. Until then, useful vision can be restored in 98 percent of all patients who have normal, healthy eyes. 

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