Microscopy January 2018

For this month's microscopy session we had a mixture of attendees: Moorfields trainees, paediatric pathologists, veterinary pathologists and researchers from the Institute of Ophthalmology. Part of the challenge (and fun) about eye pathology is that it lies at the junction of so many different specialist areas. In fact, in some countries, ophthalmic pathology is performed… Continue reading Microscopy January 2018

Microscopy November 2017

For this month's microscopy session, we welcomed Simon, Alexandro and Oscar from the Royal Veterinary College. Simon kicked off with a couple of dog eyes - a Dobermann with a ciliary body adenoma (which is very rare in humans but not uncommon in dogs), and a Shih Tzu with vitreoretinal abnormalities which are a predilection… Continue reading Microscopy November 2017

Microscopy September 2017

A quiet session this month, which gave us a chance to start by reviewing some technical aspects of macroscopy (grossing) and compare macroscopic impressions with the corresponding slides before moving on to discussion of recent interesting cases. Case 1 Globe with choroidal tumour. The actual diagnosis isn't a challenge here, but there are a couple… Continue reading Microscopy September 2017

Teaching August 2017

Rather than run a live microscopy session this month, I instead ran a half day teaching session last week for the new (and not so new!) ophthalmology trainees at Moorfields. This took the form of a quiz, looking at differential diagnoses of exam-type cases, using audience response system handsets from Qwizdom. I'd never used this… Continue reading Teaching August 2017