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.

Full Thickness Corneal Transplantation/Standard Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)

Indications

This type of corneal transplant is performed when both the front and back layers of the cornea are abnormal.

Procedure

Corneal transplantation is performed using local or general anesthesia in the operating room. A circular blade is used to remove a full-thickness disc of most of the cornea and a new disc of human donor cornea is sutured into place.

Advantages of this type of transplant include replacement of all layers of the cornea, a long successful track record, fairly straightforward surgery and ready access to perform surgery inside of the eye.

Disadvantages include a relatively long visual recovery period, a large wound with many sutures, possible high degree of astigmatism and unpredictable post-operative refraction.

 

Full Thickness Corneal Transplantation/Standard Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) Videos