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.

Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is the most common type of secondary open angle glaucoma. A structural change in membranes within cells ultimately leads to the buildup of white flakes on structures inside the eye. These flakes are called pseudoexfoliation material. Over time, nearly 50% of people with pseudoexfoliation syndrome will also develop glaucoma. In addition to glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation may lead to poorly dilating pupils and weakness of lens zonules, which hold the lens in place. As a result, cataract surgery to remove the lens when it becomes cloudy with age is more complicated in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.