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 Pachymetry

A study called the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (O.H.T.S.) identified central corneal thickness (C.C.T.) as an independent risk factor for development of glaucoma among people with elevated intraocular pressure. The cornea is the clear dome in the front of the eye and its thickness is measured using an ultrasound device called a pachymeter.  Information determined by this test may help qualify a person’s risk of developing glaucoma.