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.

The operating rooms are open almost 24 hours per day, with cases ending well into the evening. Cornea and retina teams, in particular, are often operating past 11pm in the evening. Residents and fellows sometimes graduate with 2000 cataracts under their belt.  Fellows easily exceed a 100 hour work week, and the odd places and positions in which I have happened upon them sleeping is a testament to that. In off-work hours, the library is packed and the wet lab is in near constant use.