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

Microscopy October 2018

For this month's microscopy session, I'd received a request to review FRCOphth examination-type material, particularly corneas. So we spent a bit of time on the three classic corneal stromal dystrophies and their typical (and atypical!) appearances. I have a previous post on the stromal dystrophies here. We also did a refresher on some basic descriptive… Continue reading Microscopy October 2018