Microscopy January 2020

In yesterday's session, we covered a lot of topics including eyelid anatomy, differential diagnosis of lymphomas using immunohistochemistry, various tumours with myxoid stroma and a few benign skin tumours. Here are a few of the case we discussed. Case 1 Enucleation for an intraocular tumour The tumour was anteriorly located, and there was iris rubeosis… Continue reading Microscopy January 2020

Microscopy December 2019

For our final session of the year yesterday, we welcomed Alice (corneal service), Majid (medical student), Clare (laboratory) and Beatrice (ocular oncology). It was great seeing how everyone brought different perspectives to the cases we discussed. We started with an overview of basic histology of the eye, and a chat about the usefulness of PAS… Continue reading Microscopy December 2019

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