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.

Types of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that is characterized by damage to the optic nerve and gradual vision loss that is often not noticed by the patient themselves until it is very severe. People who have high eye pressure are at higher risk for glaucoma. Most types of glaucoma have no early symptoms, so it's important to get tested regularly, especially if you are at higher risk.

There are several types of glaucoma and each type is different.

Open angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma, and is a slow, progressive condition that leads to damage of the optic nerve.

Primary angle closure glaucoma accounts for 25% of glaucoma worldwide, and has a much higher prevalence in Asia.

Secondary glaucoma refers to any form of glaucoma in which there is an identifiable cause of increased eye pressure that results in optic nerve damage and vision loss.

Pediatric glaucoma is a rare condition that occurs in babies and young children and may be inherited.

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- Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
- Ocular Hypertension
- Normal Tension Glaucoma
- Glaucoma Suspects

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- Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome
- Pigmentary Glaucoma
- Drug-induced Glaucoma
- Neovascular Glaucoma
- Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome
- Traumatic Glaucoma
- Lens-Related Glaucoma

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- Primary Congenital Glaucoma
- Juvenile Open Angle Glaucoma
- Ocular Abnormalities
Resulting in Pediatric Glaucoma
- Systemic Disease
Resulting in Pediatric Glaucoma

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Meet Wills Eye Glaucoma Doctors

JONATHAN MYERS, MD
Chief, Glaucoma Service

L. JAY KATZ, MD
Emeritus Director

L. Jay Katz, MD, Glaucoma, Director

ELIZABETH DALE, MD

Elizabeth Dale, MD, Glaucoma

SCOTT FUDEMBERG, MD

Scott J. Fudemberg, MD, Glaucoma

NATASHA KOLOMEYER, MD

DANIEL LEE, MD

LINDSAY MACHEN, MD

MARLENE R. MOSTER, MD

MICHAEL J. PRO, MD

REZA RAZEGHINEJAD, MD

M. Reza Razeghinejad, MD, Glaucoma

COURTLAND SCHMIDT JR., MD

Courtland M. Schmidt, Jr., MD, Glaucoma

AAKRITI GARG SHUKLA, MD

MARY JUDE COX, MD

RACHEL M. NIKNAM, MD

JODY PILTZ-SEYMOUR, MD

JESSE RICHMAN, MD

Jesse Richman, MD, Glaucoma

GEOFFREY SCHWARTZ, MD

MONISHA VORA, MD

Monisha Vora, MD, Glaucoma

ALICE L. WILLIAMS, MD

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