2016 posts

Here are all the posts for 2016

  • Moorfields HDT – December 2016 - Yesterday’s teaching included a tour of the department, where participants got to try their hand at embedding tissue and picking up sections from the waterbath, followed by a microscopy session with some interesting cases from the last month. Here are a few highlights. Case 1 Slow growing lid lesion in an elderly male. This is… Continue reading Moorfields HDT – December 2016
  • Microscopy session November 2016 - Yesterday we had our second eye pathology microscopy session using the new system funded by Friends of Moorfields and the camera functionality came in really useful for comparing images between different slides. We focussed on orbital pathology, with lesions of the lacrimal sac, lacrimal gland and orbital soft tissue. The highlight of the session was the… Continue reading Microscopy session November 2016
  • Microscopy session October 2016 - Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s teaching session. This was our first session with the new teaching microscope system which has been very kindly funded by Friends of Moorfields. The new system means that we can cater for a much larger attendance than previously. This month we had attendees from Moorfields, from the… Continue reading Microscopy session October 2016
  • Moorfields Half Day Teaching – August 2016 - I hope those of you who attended the Half Day Teaching yesterday on Ophthalmic Pathology found it interesting and useful. Thanks to Didi for his talk on Ocular Oncology, and to Sam for giving her perspective on specimens from the laboratory viewpoint. To refresh your memory, you can access a commented copy of my talk… Continue reading Moorfields Half Day Teaching – August 2016
  • July 2016 – Teaching preview - We’ve not had a multiheader session for a while, although I’ll start again towards the end of summer. In a few weeks I’ll be talking about ophthalmic pathology as part of the year’s Half Day Teaching programme, so here are a few exam-type cases to whet your appetite. Case 1 is a young adult thought… Continue reading July 2016 – Teaching preview
  • Microscopy session May 2016 - For this month’s teaching session, we welcomed Hannah and Charlotte back from the Royal Veterinary College, Christiane who is doing a PhD here, and Didi the ocular oncologist. Congratulations, Charlotte, for passing your Board exams! The slides we viewed were a mixed bag of FRCOphth exam-type cases, including cornea, conjunctiva and orbial biopsies. Last month… Continue reading Microscopy session May 2016
  • Microscopy session April 2016 - This month, we had 2 returning attendees – Simon from the Royal Veterinary College, and Alejandro all the way from Gran Canaria, plus Sam from our own department. Normally I keep interesting recent cases aside for discussion, but this month was a little different. I had been scheduled to teach the pre-FRCOphth exam trainees a… Continue reading Microscopy session April 2016
  • Medical Retina teaching April 2016 - This morning we had a pathology session for Medical Retina. After looking at a few vitreous specimens, the attendees had a tour of the Department of Eye Pathology and got to see first hand how we handle cytology and histology specimens. Some (un?)lucky people got to try some of the steps themselves, and I hope… Continue reading Medical Retina teaching April 2016
  • Microscopy session March 2016 - Today we looked at some cases with Simon, a veterinary pathologist from the Royal Veterinary College, Alejandro, who is visiting Simon from Gran Canaria, and Guy, one of the ophthalmologists from Moorfields. Alejandro has a particular interest in tumours, so that’s what we concentrated on. As an aside, cancer cases are a minority of my… Continue reading Microscopy session March 2016
  • As a taster… - Here are a couple of cases I’ve shown at previous teaching sessions. Case 1 This patient has had an orbital mass growing over the last year or so, associated with pain.   In this view we can see a nested tumour with a cribriform (“Swiss cheese”) architecture towards the bottom of the image consistent with… Continue reading As a taster…
  • Introduction - It’s been around 3 years since I started running teaching sessions in eye pathology aimed at trainee ophthalmologists, and I think it’s time I started recording some of the cases and discussions, hence starting this blog. For those of you who haven’t been to these sessions, some explanation. I’m an eye pathologist working for Moorfields… Continue reading Introduction