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

Joe, Levittown Pa

Joe’s story reads like an ophthalmic textbook: goniotomies, trabeculectomies, tube shunts, cornea transplant, cataracts, and drain blebs in both eyes---more than 40 surgeries in 40 years. His surgeons, Calhoun, Spaeth, Myers, Bailey and Hammersmith and are among the best who have ever practiced at Wills Eye.

“I was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at Wills Eye when I was ten months old. My left eye is legally blind at 20/400. I thank God for my parents and the doctors at Wills Eye for allowing me to be a regular child, to see the blackboard, to graduate high school and Temple University. Even though I’m only 40, due to the multiple procedures, my eyes are old beyond their years. Wearing glasses helps me live with my glaucoma. I’m finally able to take driving lessons.

“Wills Eye does a great job of communicating exactly what is happening every step of the way. That is vital. Knowing what to expect helps you deal with it. They’re the best”

DOCTORS
Kristin M. Hammersmith, MD
Specialty: Cornea
Jonathan S. Myers, MD
Specialty: Glaucoma
Robert S. Bailey, Jr., MD
Specialty: Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Primary Eye Care
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