Ilorin retinoblastoma workshop, December 2018

Last week, I had the privilege of helping out at a two-day workshop on retinoblastoma. The workshop was held at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria and organised by Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Dupe Ademola-Popoola. It was supported by VISION 2020 LINKS, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Rb-NET funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond… Continue reading Ilorin retinoblastoma workshop, December 2018

Microscopy December 2018

A quieter session this month, which just meant more mince pies for everyone who attended. We started with a review of corneal structure, and had a chat about the phenomenon of Descemet's membrane thickening during endothelial cell loss. Charlotte raised a very interesting question as to the relationship of thickened Descemet's membrane to corneal oedema.… Continue reading Microscopy December 2018

Microscopy October 2018

For this month's microscopy session, I'd received a request to review FRCOphth examination-type material, particularly corneas. So we spent a bit of time on the three classic corneal stromal dystrophies and their typical (and atypical!) appearances. I have a previous post on the stromal dystrophies here. We also did a refresher on some basic descriptive… Continue reading Microscopy October 2018