Eye pathology case 3

This is a classic exam-type case for the FRCOphth and similar examinations. The patient is a young adult undergoing a corneal graft. (Click on the images to see them full-sized) This is a low power view. Non-keratinising stratified squamous epithelium covers the convex surface. Beneath it lies Bowman's layer (not readily visible at this power)… Continue reading Eye pathology case 3

Eye pathology case 2

Here's a case that I came across recently. I know I said in my last post I'd concentrate on common or exam-type diagnoses, but this one is a useful clinical pitfall to know about. Young adult with a subconjunctival pigmented area ?melanoma This medium power image shows fibroconnective tissue with no identifiable epithelium. Centrally, there… Continue reading Eye pathology case 2

Eye pathology case 1

Now that I'm not doing face-to-face teaching sessions, I plan to post educational eye pathology cases online. These are likely to be exam-type cases (for ophthalmology and pathology trainees) and/or common cases that a pathology laboratory might receive for reporting. Those of you following my teaching blog might notice some repeats from previous posts, but… Continue reading Eye pathology case 1