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

Microscopy session February 2017

This month we looked at a selection of cases with Cerys and Karla, who both have a special interest in cornea. Corneal cases included macular dystrophy, recurrent lattice dystrophy and keratoconus. We then expanded the discussion to include intraocular pathology with retinal detachment and uveal melanoma. Here are some highlights. Case 1 Lid and epibulbar… Continue reading Microscopy session February 2017

Moorfields HDT – December 2016

Yesterday's teaching included a tour of the department, where participants got to try their hand at embedding tissue and picking up sections from the waterbath, followed by a microscopy session with some interesting cases from the last month. Here are a few highlights. Case 1 Slow growing lid lesion in an elderly male. This is… Continue reading Moorfields HDT – December 2016

Microscopy session May 2016

For this month’s teaching session, we welcomed Hannah and Charlotte back from the Royal Veterinary College, Christiane who is doing a PhD here, and Didi the ocular oncologist. Congratulations, Charlotte, for passing your Board exams! The slides we viewed were a mixed bag of FRCOphth exam-type cases, including cornea, conjunctiva and orbial biopsies. Last month… Continue reading Microscopy session May 2016