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.

YAG Capsulotomy

In about 10 to 50 percent of patients who have a cataract removed, the capsule becomes cloudy several months or years after the original surgery. Often this condition is referred to as a "secondary cataract." However, this does not mean that the patient has another cataract; it is only the capsule — not the artificial lens — that has become cloudy.

If this cloudiness blurs your vision, a clear opening can be painlessly made in the center of the posterior capsule membrane with a YAG laser. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis in about 15 minutes, without injections. This is the only instance in which a laser can be used for a cataract-related treatment.