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.

Glaucoma Drainage Implant (Tube Shunt) Surgery

Glaucoma drainage implants are often referred to as tube shunts. In this procedure, a tube made out of synthetic material is passed into the eye to provide an accessory drainage pathway for fluid from inside the eye. The fluid flows through the tube and to a plate that is secured to the sclera, or white wall of the eye. Over the plate grows a dome of scar tissue that forms a fluid pocket. Fluid flows from inside the eye, through the tube and into the fluid pocket. Finally, fluid passes into the bloodstream. There are many different kinds of tube shunts and the specifics of a tube shunt procedure may vary depending upon the type of shunt implanted.

Glaucoma Drainage Implant (Tube Shunt) Surgery Photo