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.

Aditya Kanesa-thasan, MD

Subspecialty: Cornea

Areas of Interest

Cataract surgery, including complex cataract surgery

Correction of astigmatism and presbyopia at the time of cataract surgery

Corneal Transplantation (PKP, DSEK, DMEK, DALK)

Corneal Cross-linking for Keratoconus and other disorders of ectasia

Refractive Laser Surgery (LASIK, PRK, PTK)

Secondary lens implantation (Sutured intraocular lenses, intrascleral haptic fixation)

Iris Repair (after trauma or previous surgery)

Advanced dry eye treatments (including autologous serum tears, LipiFlow)


Aditya Kanesa-thasan, MD is a fellowship-trained cataract, cornea, and anterior segment surgeon who sees patients in the Wills Eye Hospital Cornea Service in Philadelphia and the Wills Eye Physicians office in Paoli, PA. He is committed to caring for his patients and providing them with the most up-to-date medical and surgical options for their needs.

Dr. Kanesa-thasan completed his undergraduate training in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University where he graduated magna cum laude and his medical training at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He finished his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital and fellowship in cornea, refractive, and external Disease at the highly regarded Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. He particularly cares about improving and developing medical devices as well as video and simulated surgical education.

He performs cataract surgery along with advanced technologies including multifocal intraocular lenses which can reduce dependence on glasses after cataract surgery, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), LASIK and PRK laser vision surgery, corneal transplantation including partial-thickness corneal transplants (DSEK, DMEK, and DALK), repair of iris and corneal trauma, and corneal crosslinking for keratoconus and related disorders. He looks forward to giving you all the options you need to take care of your eyes in the best way possible.

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Academic Affiliation
Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University


  • Fellowship: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – 2020
  • Residency: Wills Eye Hospital – 2019
  • Medical School: Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering

Language Spoken

English, Spanish

840 Walnut Street, Suite 920
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps