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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.

INTACS Implantation with Femtosecond Laser

Indications

Occasionally used for mild to moderate degrees of keratoconus in contact lens intolerant patients. The cornea needs to have adequate thickness and no scarring. Rarely for mild degrees of nearsightedness.

Procedure

INTACS are small arcs of plastic that can be implanted deep in the cornea around the pupil to induce corneal flattening. The incisions can be made with a blade but the incisions are most commonly fashioned with a femtosecond laser. INTACS surgery is performed under topical anesthesia in the Laser Suite and/or the operating room.