Wills Eye Hospital

Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester, has his sight checked by surgeon Professor Paulo Stagna from The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Manchester Hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A healthy diet could go a long way to protect your eyes as you age. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and older, but there are steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy. According to Wills Eye Hospital retina surgeon Dr. Rick...
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Free Eye Glasses
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Dan Wing
January 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds of Philadelphia kids were treated to free pairs of eye glasses on Saturday at Wills Eye Hospital in Center City. Back in November, more than 1,200 kids were given free vision screenings as part of Give Kids Sight Day. Of those kids, a little over half needed...
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Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester, has his sight checked by surgeon Professor Paulo Stagna from The Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at University Manchester Hospital.
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Lynne Adkins
November 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There may soon be a way to preserve your vision with a lot less hassle. Wet macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss, but it can be treated, according to Dr. Carl Regillo, director of Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital . He said the medicines work well...
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Philip Storey (left) performed surgery on Rasaan Urquhart's (right) eye at Wills Eye Hospital back in February following a fireworks incident. Storey warns of the dangers of shooting off fireworks, especially during the Fourth of July.
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Mike DeNardo
July 02, 2018 - 5:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With larger fireworks now legally available in Pennsylvania, doctors are warning of the increased danger of eye injuries on the Fourth of July. On the night of the Eagles Super Bowl win, Rasaan Urquhart of Northeast Philadelphia was celebrating on Cottman Avenue with...
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Eye Exam
Lynne Adkins
June 23, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) — Cancer of the eye is rare, but if you're at risk, a yearly eye exam could save your life. If you have blurred vision, see flashing lights or are missing part of your sight, get a check up. These are symptoms of ocular cancer, according to Carol Shields, director of...
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Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
June 05, 2018 - 8:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Good news for patients with a specific eye issue: The FDA just approved the first artificial iris . The iris — the colored portion of the eye — can be missing because of a genetic disorder at birth, trauma or cancer. Brandon Ayres, a cornea surgeon at Wills Eye...
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Sen. Bob Casey discussed Wills Eye Hospital's inpatient care.
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Steve Tawa
April 27, 2018 - 5:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wills Eye Hospital, a perennial top-ranked specialty hospital, has regained an important federal classification to preserve patient access to high-quality care and receive higher Medicare rates. When the hospital, located at Eighth and Walnut streets, sold its...
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