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.

New Laser Expands Treatment Options For Patients Needing Cataract Surgery

 

For the millions of people needing cataract surgery each year, there is a new option now in the way doctors can perform the procedure. In this new technique, surgeons use an FDA approved device called the “Femtosecond Laser” to aid in performing a number of the steps in cataract surgery. This approach combines a surgeon-programmed, computer-guided, laser with high resolution imaging to help with cataract removal, and correct vision for astigmatism. The high energy laser pulses have a duration of one millionth of one billionth of a second. After the cataract is removed, the surgeon still positions a replacement lens in the eye with traditional techniques.

Read the press release.