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.

Sturge-Weber Syndrome

About two-thirds of children born with port-wine stains on the forehead and upper eyelid will develop glaucoma, which may occur anytime before young adulthood. 

Though this condition is somewhat common, it is not well known that there is a relationship between what appears to be a skin problem and the eye disease. Unfortunately, the delay in checking children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome for glaucoma leads to what could be preventable blindness. With an early diagnosis and proper treatment, glaucoma in these children can be controlled and eyesight saved. 

If your child has Sturge-Weber Syndrome, make sure your child's intraocular pressure (IOP) is checked in infancy and once a year thereafter.