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.

PATIENT STORY DISEASE & CONDITION

Cindy, Virginia Beach, VA

A House Call To A Hotel Room

"We were staying at a hotel near the hospital. I had undergone a plaque radiotherapy procedure that morning. Later that night, after midnight, the fire alarm went off and we track down five flights of steps to the sidewalk. It was February. We were petrified that I would start bleeding. A doctor from Wills Eye came to our hotel room at 4 am. That's impressive.

"My local ophthalmologist didn't recognize the tumor for 18 months. So I looked for the best eye cancer doctors and found them at Wills Eye in Philadelphia. I left Dr. Carol Shields a voice mail about my situation. She called back within hours, telling me to be at Wills Eye Monday morning. At that examination, she put it all on the table, saying she intended to operate on Thursday. That night, the hotel fire alarm went off.

"I have to mention Dr. Arman, a gentle man who patiently explained what was happening to me. He took away the fear. I was totally confident things were going to work out; that Wills Eye was where I was supposed to be. These people really care about you."

DOCTORS
Carol Shields, MD
Specialty: Ocular Oncology
Arman Mashayekhi, MD
Specialty: Ocular Oncology
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