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.

Eye Injuries

Don't Take Your Eyesight for Granted!

Never guess about the severity of an eye injury. Seek medical attention as soon as possible following an injury, particularly if you have pain in the eye, blurred vision, loss of vision or loss of field of vision.

Types of Eye Injuries

The following types of eye injury may require treatment:

  • Corneal Abrasions: A scratch to the cornea (the surface of the eyeball) often caused by toys, fingernails, contact lenses, or foreign bodies in the eye such as dirt, pebbles, insects.
  • Chemical Burns: Household cleaning agents are a common cause of this type of eye injury and can result in loss of vision if not treated promptly.
  • Fractures of the Orbit: When one or more bones surrounding the eye are broken.
  • Black Eye: An injury to the eye that causes tissue around the eye to become bruised. An ophthalmologist should examine the eye closely to make sure there is no damage to the actual eye itself.
  • Hyphema: Bleeding inside the eye in front of the pupil.
  • Ruptured Globe: Eyeball surface is cut.

Signs and Symptoms of an Eye Injury

  • Eye pain
  • Vision changes
  • Changes in the shape of the iris or pupil
  • Eyelid color changes

There are several simple first aid steps that can and should be taken until medical assistance is obtained.