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.

Corneal Dystrophies

Many comprehensive ophthalmologists are unable to recognize and properly diagnose a large number of corneal dystrophies as many dystrophies are rare and not seen frequently in a general practice.  This conference will allow participants a unique opportunity to examine live patients at the slit lamp in an effort to improve physician’s skills at identifying corneal dystrophies.  Didactic lectures and case presentations will reinforce best practice management strategies.                                     

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize common and unusual corneal dystrophies
  • Develop a strategy to best manage patients with a variety of corneal dystrophies
  • Explain the risks and benefits of different surgical interventions designed to treat corneal dystrophies
  • Appreciate the value of family history and ocular genetics for patient management