Microscopy November 2019

During yesterday's microscopy session, we chatted about relative frequency of uveal melanoma in humans vs cats and dogs. I didn't know that certain dog breeds with higher numbers of melanocytes are prone to oral melanomas! Just came across this recent open access review of canine melanomas as potential models for human melanomas: Canine Melanomas as… Continue reading Microscopy November 2019

Microscopy October 2019

During yesterday's eye pathology session, we chatted about a variety of cases with a focus on benign and malignant tumours. Cases viewed included an angiosarcoma (rare in our practice) and a choroidal melanoma (very common for us). The latter had previously been treated with radiotherapy, and the eye had developed rubeotic glaucoma. On microscopy, I… Continue reading Microscopy October 2019

Microscopy September 2019

We were a bit short of attendees at yesterday's microscopy session—it seems that the dreaded lurgy is going around, now that summer has drawn to a close. Still, we had an interesting discussion about various aspects of eye pathology including the two cases below. I'll post a few of my "diagnostic process" thoughts while going… Continue reading Microscopy September 2019