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 September 2019

We were a bit short of attendees at yesterday's microscopy session—it seems that the dreaded lurgy is going around, now that summer has drawn to a close. Still, we had an interesting discussion about various aspects of eye pathology including the two cases below. I'll post a few of my "diagnostic process" thoughts while going… Continue reading Microscopy September 2019

Microscopy July 2019

For yesterday's session, we welcomed regulars from Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Veterinary College as well as two new attendees. Shivani is visiting us from Perth, Western Australia, and Atul is a neuropathology trainee. To start with, we had a brief chat about how uveal melanomas are genetically different from conjunctival melanomas. I had… Continue reading Microscopy July 2019