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.

Pinguecula

Definition

A pinguecula is a common, non-cancerous yellowish nodule of tissue (conjunctiva) that lays over the white part of the eye (sclera). They can appear on either side of the cornea, but they tend to occur more on the nose (nasal) side. They may increase in size over many years.

Symptoms

None to severe foreign body sensation, redness, tearing, decreased contact lens tolerance, poor cosmesis.

Causes

Exposure to ultraviolet rays.

Tests and Diagnosis

Slit lamp examination is essential.

Treatment

Lubrication with tear drops, gels and ointments. Surgical excision is occasionally performed for severe symptoms. 

Prevention

Sunglasses and lubrication.