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.

First Aid Tips for Eye Injuries

Even a minor eye injury can cause serious, lifelong eye damage. For example, bleeding within the eye, caused by an eye injury, can cause glaucoma later in life. Eye injuries can cause loss of vision, or complete loss of an eye. Listed below is information about first aid treatment in the event of an eye injury.

Specks in the Eye

  • Do not rub the eye.
  • Do not use tweezers or other sharp implements to remove (a clean cotton swab to the white of the eye or lid is ok).
  • Flush the eye with large amounts of water.
  • See a doctor if the speck does not wash out.

Cuts, Punctures, Foreign Objects in the Eye

  • Do not wash out the eye.
  • Do not try to remove a foreign object stuck in the eye.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Try to avoid rubbing the eye.

Blows to the Eye

If the individual has a red eye, complains of eye pain, will not open the lids, the eyeball looks different from the other eye or the individual has blurry vision, then seek immediate medical attention if pain continues.

Chemical Burns

  • Immediately flush the eye with cool water.
  • Open the eyelids as wide as possible.
  • Continue flushing for at least 15 minutes.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.