Retinoblastoma – post 3

In this post, I'll cover the choroid. I'll start with histology, then address some practical points for retinoblastoma reporting. This is my final retinoblastoma post for the moment - following this I'll be back to my usual teaching blog schedule. Choroid histology This is a high power view of normal choroid, with the vitreous to… Continue reading Retinoblastoma – post 3

Retinoblastoma – post 2

I'm going to focus on the optic nerve in this post, starting with an example of normal histology and then touching on a non-cancer abnormality before covering the different grades of retinoblastoma involvement. Ideally, when grossing a retinoblastoma globe, you should take a transverse section of the optic nerve. However, take care that you are… Continue reading Retinoblastoma – post 2

Retinoblastoma – post 1

A few days ago, I was privileged to attend a workshop of the Retinoblastoma Network (Rb-NET), hosted by LV Prasad Eye Institute, coordinated by the International Centre for Eye Health and funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. During the workshop, clinical workers from several institutions from Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda as… Continue reading Retinoblastoma – post 1

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