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

Fran Fulton

Patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa "Sees"

Fran Fulton was born with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease affecting about 100,000 Americans. Initially diagnosed at 24 years old, Fulton lost all functional vision by the time she was in her late 30’s. In the breakthrough surgery on July 28th 2014, Dr. Allen Ho,  Retina Research Director at Wills Eye Hospital and Fulton’s surgeon, led a team of surgeons and technicians to implant the microelectrode device on her macula in the back of her eye. The surgery enables her to use wireless technology activated when wearing a pair of specialty glasses with an attached camera and a video processing unit where the images can be transmitted to the brain. 

DOCTORS
Allen C. Ho, MD
Specialty: Retina
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