Microscopy September 2018

This month, we welcomed two of the new Moorfields trainees and Esin, a paediatric pathologist from The Royal London Hospital. We covered corneal and retinal histology and chatted about how some tumours may have deceptively bland cytology.  Cases included a metastatic carcinoma with unknown primary, a retinal detachment and a cavernous haemangioma. We had a… Continue reading Microscopy September 2018

Some detective work

I usually post monthly, following a group teaching session, but this case is worth commenting on separately. It was a routine specimen that arrived one Monday morning with clinical information of: endothelial cell failure, DMEK surgery. We receive about a dozen corneal specimens per week, and there wasn't anything of note macroscopically. Descemet's membrane specimens… Continue reading Some detective work

Teaching August 2018

This month's session was pretty mix'n'match, starting with an excellent introduction to working in the Moorfields Accident & Emergency service by Dr Gordon Hay. A special welcome to those who have just started working for the Trust! I followed up with an introduction to eye pathology, including some case discussions. We then ended the afternoon… Continue reading Teaching August 2018

Microscopy teaching July 2018

A quiet microscopy session this month, with summer holidays and hospital changeover coming up. I rather welcomed it since I'm a bit distracted with the release of my first novel . Don't worry, I'll stop going on about it, eventually, but I'm still at the excited stage! It was lovely to have Nicole Carnt attending from… Continue reading Microscopy teaching July 2018