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.

Intraocular Lens Implant

An intraocular lens implant, or IOL, is an artificial lens made of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material that is implanted inside the eye during cataract surgery. The IOL is implanted within the capsule, which provides permanent support for the lens. This is the most natural and preferred way of restoring vision.

Because the IOL lies safely inside the eye, it is never handled or adjusted as one would for a contact lens. Most patients are good candidates for the implant. Most patients have the device implanted during their surgery. Those who have had cataract surgery without the IOL implant, and who later discover they cannot tolerate contact lenses or cataract glasses, have to be evaluated very carefully before a second operation for a lens implant is recommended.