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

Microscopy September 2018

This month, we welcomed two of the new Moorfields trainees and Esin, a paediatric pathologist from The Royal London Hospital. We covered corneal and retinal histology and chatted about how some tumours may have deceptively bland cytology.  Cases included a metastatic carcinoma with unknown primary, a retinal detachment and a cavernous haemangioma. We had a… Continue reading Microscopy September 2018

Some detective work

I usually post monthly, following a group teaching session, but this case is worth commenting on separately. It was a routine specimen that arrived one Monday morning with clinical information of: endothelial cell failure, DMEK surgery. We receive about a dozen corneal specimens per week, and there wasn't anything of note macroscopically. Descemet's membrane specimens… Continue reading Some detective work

Microscopy teaching July 2018

A quiet microscopy session this month, with summer holidays and hospital changeover coming up. I rather welcomed it since I'm a bit distracted with the release of my first novel . Don't worry, I'll stop going on about it, eventually, but I'm still at the excited stage! It was lovely to have Nicole Carnt attending from… Continue reading Microscopy teaching July 2018