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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.

Excimer Laser Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK)

Indications

Certain conditions involving the front layers of the cornea can be treated with excimer laser PTK. Abnormal corneal lesions such as keratoconus nodules or Salzmann’s nodular degeneration generally respond well to PTK. Many inherited corneal opacities such as Reis-Bucklers, granular and lattice dystrophies, along with some corneal scars also do well with PTK. The advantage of using this laser to treat these corneal problems compared to a blade is that the laser has the ability to shave off a precise pattern of tiny amounts of tissue to both clear and smooth the corneal surface to improve vision and comfort.

Procedure

PTK is performed in the Wills Laser Center using anesthetic drops.

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