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.

Traumatic Glaucoma

Traumatic injury of the eye and treatment of eye injuries may lead to glaucoma. Both blunt force trauma and penetrating ocular trauma may damage structures that are critical for proper regulation of intraocular fluid flow and intraocular pressure.  As well, bleeding and inflammation caused by trauma may result in elevated intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is most likely to develop within months of a traumatic injury, but may also occur many years later. Interestingly, there is a greater likelihood of glaucoma in the seemingly unaffected fellow-eye of patients with traumatic glaucoma in one eye.