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.

Visual Symptoms of Stroke

Classic visual symptoms are described as a shade coming down over the vision in one eye and then lifting. The symptoms can last from minutes to 24 hours and resolve completely. This is called amaurosis fugax.

Occasionally when a patient is seen soon after the symptom, we catch a view of a plaque in the blood vessels, but often there is no evidence.

An "eye stroke" is occlusion of the central retinal artery and results in painless, sudden, devastating loss of vision.

When a patient presents with eye symptoms, we recommend starting a baby aspirin, and follow up with a family doctor for carotid ultrasound, blood work, echocardiogram.

Visual symptoms present a risk factor requiring a full medical work up to rule out carotid and cardiac disease.