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.

Secondary IOL Placement

In some cases of cataract surgery, the surgeon does not feel it is safe to insert an intraocular lens into the eye. This generally happens in cases of complicated cataract surgery. When this happens, the patient is often scheduled for a second surgery for lens insertion.

Depending on the anatomy of the eye and whether the “bag” that was holding the original lens is intact, the surgeon may decide to place the new intraocular lens directly into the “bag” that was holding the previous intraocular lens, or may position the new lens in other parts of the eye (e.g. in front of the “bag,” a region called the sulcus; or alternatively in front of the iris). When no “bag” is present, the surgeon may fixate a lens to the wall of the eye (called the sclera) or to the iris. Several techniques exist to fixate the lens to the eye, some involving and others without sutures.

The surgeon will usually pick a technique based on his/her experience. Sometimes, the jelly from the back of the eye (the vitreous) comes forward during the surgery, and the surgeon has to remove some of it (a procedure called a vitrectomy).

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