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.

Corneal Crosslinking with Riboflavin

Indications

Eyes with progressive keratoconus and ectasia after refractive surgery, especially LASIK.

Procedure

Corneal crosslinking (CXL) with riboflavin is a procedure where the surface layer of the cornea (epithelium) is generally removed, riboflavin (vitamin B2) drops are placed in the eye for 20-30 minutes, and then controlled ultraviolet light is applied to the cornea for another 2-30 minutes. It is usually performed in n office or minor surgery setting using topical anesthesia. Results demonstrate stabilization of the keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia, for months or years. Early complications include haze, infection, scarring and worse vision. Long-term results are complications are not yet known. It is not currently FDA-approved for use in the U.S.