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.

Residency Curriculum PGY4



Residency Curriculum PGY4

PGY4 year is the time where the majority of surgical training occurs, the foundation of which was laid in years 1 and 2.  At Wills, third-year residents have complete protection over their surgical patient population. Fellows and residents do not compete for cases which leads to both happy residents and fellows and promotes healthy mentorship with our incredibly talented fellows.

Cataracts (24 weeks) – Senior residents graduate with 180-200 cataracts, including white cataracts, patients with pseudoexfoliation, or phacodonesis. At Wills, the resident is the primary surgeon from start to finish, including the use of cutting- edge techniques, sutured Ahmed segments, capsular tension ring, Yamane technique, and much more. The quality and access to surgical techniques is unparalleled, including approaches to uveitic cataracts and other complex cataract cases. This surgical rotation features access to the latest technology from surgical sign-up to post-op care:


  • IOL Master 700
  • iTrace
  • Corneal Topography
  • Visante
  • Ultrasound biomicroscopy
  • Widefield fundus imaging
  • SD-OCT


  • Intraoperative biometry
  • Femtosecond laser
  • ORA intraoperative biometry

Glaucoma Surgey (6 weeks)

  • MIGS – iStent, Xen
  • Goniotomy
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Tube shunts
  • Cyclophotocoagulation/MP3


Cornea/Anterior Segment Surgery (6 weeks)


Retina (6 weeks)

  • Core vitrectomies
  • Panretinal photocoagulation
  • Laser Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Intravitreal injections


Oculoplastic Surgery (6 weeks)

Refractive Surgery (Elective)

  • Elective, Saturday Appointments
  • PRK and LASIK
  • 10 cases at discounted cost to the patient
  • More than 90 patients on our waiting list