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

Moorfields HDT – February 2019

No live microscopy session this month as I was teaching the ophthalmology trainees at Moorfields Eye Hospital. The theme for the afternoon was cancer. Cancer cases form a relatively small proportion of our workload in the Department of Eye Pathology (around 10%) but the care of patients with cancer has certain aspects that don't apply… Continue reading Moorfields HDT – February 2019

Microscopy October 2017

In this month's session we welcomed back Simon and Alejandro from the Royal Veterinary College as well as Institute of Ophthalmology researchers Alison, Beatriz and Karla. We started with a case of Reis-Bücklers corneal dystrophy, which led to a chat about granular dystrophy variants and other TGFBI-associated dystrophies. Other cases included eye trauma and intraocular… Continue reading Microscopy October 2017

Microscopy April 2017

Despite the imminent Easter closure of UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, this month's session was well attended. A warm welcome to Zerin (from the Institute), and also to Lucia (from Gran Canaria). Dr Mandeep Sagoo, Consultant Ocular Oncologist, was present for the early part of the session, and we had an interesting discussion on the difficulties… Continue reading Microscopy April 2017