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.

Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Analysis

The optic nerve is essentially a cable composed of over a million nerve fibers. Recent advances in technology permit measurement of characteristics of the nerve fibers that make up the optic nerve. Changes in the nerve fibers themselves may predate changes in the overall appearance of the optic nerve. By analyzing these nerve fibers, we hope to identify glaucoma progression at earlier stages in an effort to arrest glaucoma damage before it may cause vision loss. Examples of machines that provide information regarding the retinal nerve fiber layer are: GDx, HRT, and OCT.