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 October 2019

During yesterday's eye pathology session, we chatted about a variety of cases with a focus on benign and malignant tumours. Cases viewed included an angiosarcoma (rare in our practice) and a choroidal melanoma (very common for us). The latter had previously been treated with radiotherapy, and the eye had developed rubeotic glaucoma. On microscopy, I… Continue reading Microscopy October 2019

Microscopy April 2019

For yesterday's session we welcomed Moorfields ophthalmologists who are currently working in vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina and paediatrics and strabismus. These aren't subspecialties which generate a lot of specimens, but we included a few archival cases of vitreous cytology and intraocular biopsies. We started with a quick review of eyelid and globe structure as seen… Continue reading Microscopy April 2019